Thursday, February 6, 2014

St. George Tabernacle

Linking to:

Friday My Town Shoot Out
Weekend Reflections
Shadow Shot Sunday

Finished in 1875, this tabernacle was a meeting house, a dance hall and social hall.  When the clock arrived from London via New York in 1872, everyone could tell what time it was from all four directions and much of the shared water disputes ended. 



I could not get all of this building in one shot. As you can see, it has two entrances in the front.



The door behind the benches was never used - it was just part of the decor. It may have been where the original organ was placed.
The all seeing eye looking out at the congregation.

I took the tour just after I arrived on the first leg of my trip south.


Palm tree reflections - although this winter many of those trees died in St. George because of a winter storm that came and stayed close to freezing for a week or so (very unusual for the area). St. George, Utah is the dixie of our south.


Not even jacket weather here.

23 comments:

Poppy said...

Hi Ruth,

Welcome back! What a beautiful building, inside and out, such richness in the wood and love the red brick facade. That clock tower is quite impressive, indeed!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Poppy

Le regard est le médiateur des coeurs. said...

superbe endroit et batiment !

bon w end ;o)

'Tsuki said...

That is such a lovely church ! And the car reflection are quite awesome too... Nice choice for the week !

HansHB said...

A great post, awesome car - lovely reflections!

jeannettestgermain said...

Love St George - have been there last 2 years- in a cabin 15 min. from there (Hurricane) to visit Zion Nat.Park and Bryce Canon. When it got to hot we went to St.George to chill:)

jeannettestgermain said...

Don't know if my comment got through - have bwwn 2 years in a row to St. George to chill when it would get too hot in Bryce Canon and Zion Nat. park:) Loved it there!

Jama said...

It's a very beautiful church!

ChrisJ said...

I never realized how many churches have two entrances before. Having been a pastor's wife all these years you'd think I would have noticed! Makes me think of that children's chorus: One door and only one
And yet its sides are two.
Inside or outside
On which side are you?

MastHoliday said...

Beautiful pictures of the city and building..

MastHoliday said...

Beautiful pictures of the city and building..

aspiritofsimplicity said...

pretty little church...it sure is jacket weather here...and hat, mittens, boots, scarf weather too.

Viera said...

The church is vwery unique... amazing reflection of palm tree...well done

James said...

I like the church and the reflections!

Taken For Granted said...

Love the reflections on the side of that car. It sure is shiny.

Łucja-Maria said...

Beautiful post and great pictures.
Greetings.

Barb said...

Love the church and I enjoyed getting to peek inside.

Peggy Jones said...

Amazing shot of the interior of that church.

J9 said...

Having never been inside a tabernacle, I found the interior shots to be very interesting.

Rebecca said...

Maybe one was for women and one for men or something like that.

Laura said...

beautiful reflections!

Pauline said...

Fabulous church. I can't think of a church with two entrances, I wonder if I've seen them and not noticed?

Ercotravels said...

Exterior area of the church looking beautiful..
Have a nice day!!

orvokki said...

Interesting building with two doors.
Hugs

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