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Piece of history found during restoration of old church

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  • Nan BW ELder, CO
    Nov. 27, 2011 10:31 p.m.

    I am enthusiastic about the restoration of such structures, and the story has fascinating tidbits about its past, and present objectives for the old church. However, I think essential details that would clarify the time capsule and plans for the building were omitted.

  • Southern Phoenix, AZ
    Nov. 27, 2011 10:37 a.m.

    Not a fan of the modern Utah-ized exterior: almost-smooth stucco with an almost-large-enough faux river rock facade that inexplicably exposes three to five feet of concrete below. Oh yea, and the facade is only for the front of the building, as if no one will ever look at it other than straight on. Blah. Seriously, Utah. That. Looks. Bad. Otherwise, I'm happy to see a historical structure preserved!

  • Dektol Powell, OH
    Nov. 27, 2011 6:54 a.m.

    Finally a productive use of a church!

  • Spoc Ogden, UT
    Nov. 26, 2011 11:22 p.m.

    Sometimes when a renovation is extensive a building may be "rededicated" to mark the occasion of its return to use. In the case of a very old building, that may happen several times during its lifetime.

    Although the capsule was last closed up in 1964, the program may have been from a previous rededication during President Grant's time. The article did not say that the program was from '64, just the capsule.

  • RanchHand Huntsville, UT
    Nov. 26, 2011 9:14 p.m.

    There's something wrong with this story.

    Heber J. Grant died in 1945.

    David O. McKay was president of the LDS Church in 1964.

    Heber J. Grant, 7th President of the Church
    Birth Date: November 22, 1856
    Death Date: May 14, 1945
    Years as President: 19181945

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    Nov. 26, 2011 3:18 p.m.

    This church was built in 1897, but dedicated by the LDS in 1964?