Since today is a holiday in Utah (Pioneer Day), I thought I would do a post on some architecture that was built by pioneers in Northern Utah. After thousands of Mormon pioneers settled in the Salt Lake Valley in the late 1840’s, their leader, Brigham Young, sent a small group north to Cache Valley in 1859 to build a cattle ranch. The Logan Tabernacle was a multi-purpose religious building located on Main Street in Logan, Utah.
The construction began in 1864 and took 27 years to complete–all with local materials. The exterior walls are made of local quartzite, and white limestone was used for the corners and trimmings. The architectural style is characterized as eclectic including elements of Greek, Roman, Gothic and Byzantine styles.
Here are some pictures of the beautiful building below: