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PIPE ORGANS OF
TEMPLE SQUARE

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH

About The Relief Society Building

Exterior of Relief Society Building
Side view of Relief Society Building
(seen from North Temple Street)

Fast Facts:

  • Announced: October 2, 1952
  • Ground broken:
  • Dedicated: October 3, 1956
  • Location: 76 N. Main St. (southeast corner of State St. and North Temple)
  • Architects:
  • Exterior materials: cast stone with red granite spandrels and decorative sheaves of wheat, which symbolize feeding the hungry, serving others, and preparing for times of need
  • Primary uses of building: houses the general offices of the Relief Society (the women's auxiliary of the LDS Church), the Young Women organization (12-17 year olds), and the Primary organization (boys and girls between 3 and 11 years old)
  • Other interesting facts: The Relief Society Building was built with donations from the worldwide Relief Society organization, together with matching funds from the Church.

Until recently the Relief Society Building housed a small 2-manual pipe organ built by the M. P. Mφller Company of Hagerstown, Maryland in 1956. The organ was located in the large reception room on the main floor of the building. The console sat along the west wall of the room, while the pipe chamber was situated behind the south wall of the room, speaking through a grille located high on the wall. The instrument is currently in storage awaiting approval for installation in another Church facility.  The specification is highly unified, being based on four ranks of pipes: diapason, gedeckt, gemshorn, and trompette.

Photo of organ console
Organ console

Photo of pipe chamber
Pipe chamber


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