Construction Of Tabernacle Roof

Construction Of Tabernacle Roof Salt Lake City Utah

Stock #: 45487
Type: Postcard
Era: Linen
City: Salt Lake City
State: Utah (UT)
County: Salt Lake
Publisher: Desert Book Company
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This construction began in 1863 and was first used for a conference of the Church in 1867. The roof, the principal portion of the building, rests upon 44 sandstone buttresses 3 feet thick, 14 to 20 feet high and 9 feet wide. The arches are of a lattice truss construction, securely fastened, where necessary, with cowhide and wooden pegs. The Tabernacle is 250 feet long, 150 feet wide, and 80 feet high, and seats approximately 8,000 people.