Rich Moore

provo tabernacle

Drawing of Provo Tabernacle in Salt Lake Tribune 18 Apr 1898 Often called the Utah Stake Tabernacle, or the New Provo Tabernacle, this building was first contemplated on the day of dedication for the Old Provo Tabernacle in 1867. (Nineteenth-Century Mormon Architecture & City Planning, page 71) “Brigham Young…commented that the original tabernacle should have… Read more »

utah ice and storage

I had no idea this building was up for demolition until reading today that it was demolished three days ago. The Utah Heritage Foundation had good coverage of the demolition. I’m so glad I was able to take some pictures of the building back in July. As I sat at the TRAX station waiting to… Read more »

saint olaf catholic church

Orchard Drive & 1800 SouthBountiful, UtahArchitect – Brotherton & GilliesDedicated – July 29, 1980 “For nearly 100 years after the area was first settled by the Mormon pioneers, there were no Catholic churches between Salt Lake City and Ogden. The few Catholics in South Davis County attended Mass at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in… Read more »

eagle emporium

The Eagle Emporium building at 102 South Main Street has quite a complicated little history. And with that history comes a plethora of contradictory information to go along with it. So in an attempt to sort through it all, I have listed as good a summary as I could muster on this building, with supporting… Read more »

new facebook page for photos

I have been taking quite a few pictures around town lately and only a very few make it into posts here, especially since I typically like to do research on a building before posting on it. without knowing anything about it. So I have started a new Facebook page where I will be posting the… Read more »

the difference between owners and architects

Owner Architect William Jennings was the client behind such Salt Lake buildings as the Eagle Emporium and the Devereaux House. The architect on both projects was William Paul, father-in-law to Jennings. I think the difference in their graves illustrates quite well the difference between owners and architects…money. Both graves are in sight of each other… Read more »

ibm building two

The second, or ‘New IBM’ building to be built in Salt Lake City began construction in 1981 and is located at 420 E South Temple. The building is one of only several buildings designed in the Brutalist style to be built in Salt Lake. The word brutalism is coined from the French Béton brut which… Read more »

plum alley photos

These photos were taken during a lunchtime excursion through Plum Alley in March of 2010. Back side of Zim’s Crafts on Plum Alley Underneath Regent Street Parking Terrace on Plum AlleyUnderneath Regent Street Parking Terrace on Plum Alley

wetland discovery point

“Today less than 1% of Utah’s total land is wetlands. Seventy-five percent of these remaining wetlands, approximately 400,000 acres, are part of the Greater Great Salt Lake Ecosystem. This wetland ecosystem is known internationally for its importance to migrating shorebirds and waterfowl, not to mention aquatic and terrestrial wildlife and other avian species on the… Read more »

salt lake 5th ward chapel

As we approach the 100-year anniversary from the laying of the cornerstone of the Salt Lake 5th Ward Meetinghouse this September 2nd, a fantastically diverse list emerges from its unique history: LDS chapel, flood shelter, photo studio, architect and real estate offices, home residence and rentals, escort services, goth/industrial night clubs, Tibetan Buddhist temple and… Read more »