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Escalante in Garfield County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Old White Church

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, June 13, 2014
1. Old White Church Marker
Inscription. Escalante's first church stood on or near this spot. It was a two-story building made of white sandstone. The upper floor was used as the LDS Chapel and for recreational purposes; the lower floor provided classrooms for church organizations and at various times for public school classes.
The building was erected in 1885 under the direction of Bishop Andrew P. Schow, with Morgan Richards as the stone mason.
The bell that hung in the belfry called ward members to church and to funerals for nearly sixty years.
 
Erected 1977 by Sons of Escalante Pioneers.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 46.163′ N, 111° 36.03′ W. Marker is in Escalante, Utah, in Garfield County. Marker is on South Center Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 50 South Center Street, Escalante UT 84726, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 4 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. L.D.S. Tithing Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Escalante (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); First Public Building
Old White Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 13, 2014
2. Old White Church Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Old Boulder Mail Trail (approx. one mile away).
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Old White Church Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, June 13, 2014
3. Old White Church Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 23, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 57 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 23, 2014, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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