This 1940 Curt Teich C.T. Art-Colortone vintage postcard shows the beautiful Salt Lake Tabernacle while it was under construction.
Transcription on back of postcard:
THIS CONSTRUCTION began in 1863 and was first used for a conference of the Church in 1867. The roof, the principal portion of the building, rests upon 44 sandstone buttresses 3 feet thick, 14 to 20 feet high and 9 feet wide. The arches are of a lattice truss construction, securely fastened, where necessary, with cowhide and wooden pegs. The Tabernacle is 250 feet long, 150 feet wide, and 80 feet high, and seats approximately 8,000 people.The Salt Lake Tabernacle is a truly remarkable and historic building. It has been designated as a national historic landmark as well as a national civil engineering landmark.
The world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir has performed in the Tabernacle since it’s earliest days. In addition to performing in the Tabernacle, the Choir also performs in the 21,000 seat auditorium in the Conference Center.
The Salt Lake Tabernacle has amazing acoustics. One of the ways the tour guides demonstrate this is by dropping a pin at the pulpit. It can be heard by those sitting in the back of the hall, 170 feet away.
This photo, taken in 2012 while we were on vacation, shows the Salt Lake Tabernacle as it appears today.
And here's a photo showing the inside of the beautiful Salt Lake Tabernacle. We took this photo while were in Utah in June of 2011.
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