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Assembly Hall, Salt Lake City

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#8 of 14 in Historic Sites in Salt Lake City
The Salt Lake Assembly Hall is one of the buildings owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on the southwest corner of Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah. It has seating capacity for an audience of approximately 1,400 people.
The Salt Lake Assembly Hall is a Victorian Gothic congregation hall. Rough granite walls are laid out in cruciform style making the hall's exterior look like a small gothic cathedral. Twenty-four spires mark the perimeter of the building's footprint and a tower rises from the intersection of the floor plan's apparent crucifix. The cruciform layout is complemented by Stars of David circumscribed high above each entrance. These symbolize an LDS perception that they are a re-gathering of Biblical Tribes of Israel.
However, the deceptively Gothic exterior conceals a more modern interior lacking vaulted ceilings.
Although built of quartz monzonite rock from the same quarry as the Salt Lake City Temple, the Assembly Hall's unhewn exterior looks much different. The stones for the Assembly Hall were not cut as exactingly as the Temple's. This accounts for the building's dark, rough texture and the broader masonry joints between stones.
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  • During my first time hols to SLC I visited Temple Square. The Assembly Hall turned out to be my favourite building of all! Do make the effort of stepping inside and keep your eyes open for the immense...  more »
  • I've enjoyed the comfy feeling here while listening to various concerts. It's smaller than The Tabernacle, which gives a more intimate feeling.  more »
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  • Inside historical Temple Square it's a small gem. A majestic witness to an essential part of American pioneer history. But enjoy the spiritual influence of the place and take a while guided tour of the place.
  • This is one of my favorite buildings on Temple Square. The workmanship is amazing, I love the stained glass windows and so do my kids. Just an amazing demonstration of what skilled people can do. Also like many others have said the acoustics are good and many fun concerts happen here.

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