Sunday, December 19, 2010

Provo Tabernacle

 We suffered a horrible loss here in Provo this week.  This beautiful, historic building caught fire early Friday morning.  It took 15 years to build and was finished in 1873.  I remember going to stake conferences (LDS church meetings) with my parents when I was young before we moved to Springville.  When Gary and I got married we moved to Provo we took our young family there for conferences.  We've attended school performances and scouting ceremonies there.  Grandpa Walt help build the podium when they remodeled it in the 1970s.  My father-in-law was over the building when he served as stake president.  The list goes on and on.

Want to see some amazing pictures of something that survived the fire?? (Go to this link and click on photo gallery).

 (Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

(Photo by Scott G Winterton, Deseret News)

 At this time of year when we need to remember the true meaning of Christmas, it's so humbling to see this picture of Christ survive a fire that burned for days.  It gives me chills to see how the canvas of the picture burned all around his image.  Amazing!

1 comment:

Micki said...

It is tragic when you see a historic building like that destroyed by a fire. I am sorry for the loss for the community.