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Provo in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

First Tabernacle

 
 
First Tabernacle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. First Tabernacle Marker
Inscription.  In 1856 this ground was dedicated as a site for Utah Stake Tabernacle. Construction commenced in 1863. Edifice was three stories high, 81 feet long, 47 feet wide, belfry 80 feet. Built of adobe with rock foundation 7 feet at base, 4 feet at top. A bell in the belfry called the people to church, sounded alarms, and curfew for many years. The building was dedicated by President John Taylor September 1867. It served Utah Stake until 1883 when a new Tabernacle was erected. Thereafter is was used for special occasions until 1919 when it was razed.
 
Erected 1959 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 249.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Churches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1867.
 
Location. 40° 14.482′ N, 111° 40.018′ W. Marker is in Provo, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on North 500 West, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 560 North 500 West, Provo UT 84601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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distance of this marker. Provo's Mormon Pioneers (a few steps from this marker); Craghead Field (within shouting distance of this marker); The Octogon House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brigham Young Academy Square (approx. half a mile away); Provo Woolen Mills (approx. half a mile away); Brigham Young Academy (approx. half a mile away); Provo's Liberty Bell (approx. 0.6 miles away); 110-120 West Center (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Provo.
 
First Tabernacle Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
2. First Tabernacle Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 6, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 285 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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