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.
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
Finally a productive use of a church!
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.
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 ChurchBirth Date: November
22, 1856Death Date: May 14, 1945Years as President: 19181945
This church was built in 1897, but dedicated by the LDS in 1964?