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Kanab in Kane County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

The Ward Hall

 
 
The Ward Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 17, 2016
1. The Ward Hall Marker
Inscription. The Ward Hall stood on the southwest corner of the Public Square. It was constructed in 1891 as a town hall to accommodate religious services, community meetings, school classes, recreation and amusement. The floor of the hall was elevated and completely separate from the walls; dancers described the floor as being alive because one could feel it vibrating. The facility was improved and remodeled a few times with a perpendicular extension added to the north end of the building.

The Kanab Chapel was built in 1923-24 on the southeast corner of the square. The Ward Hall continued to be used for some church meetings, but became more and more a place for drama, dances, and other forms of entertainment. The Kanab Stake Center was attached to the chapel in 1959 and shortly thereafter and the Ward Hall was torn down to make way for an LDS welfare storehouse that was never built; instead, the Old Rock Church in the town of Mount Carmel seventeen miles north of Kanab was used as the area storehouse. The land remained vacant until the property was sold to the State Bank of Southern Utah in 1978. Additional information is available at the Kanab Heritage Museum.
 
Erected 2012 by Kanab Heritage and Historic Preservation Board.
 
Location. 37° 2.894′ 
The Ward Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, May 17, 2016
2. The Ward Hall Marker
N, 112° 31.807′ W. Marker is in Kanab, Utah, in Kane County. Marker is on West Center Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 98 West Center Street, Kanab UT 84741, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Morgan Woodward (here, next to this marker); Edward Faulkner (within shouting distance of this marker); Coleen Gray (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Boone (within shouting distance of this marker); Robert Taylor (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peggie Castle (about 400 feet away); William A. Wellman (about 400 feet away); Adrian Booth (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kanab.
 
Categories. Churches & Religion
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 29, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 147 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 29, 2016, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.
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