Saturday, August 27, 2011

A Trip to Paris

Norm: Paris Idaho that is.....So many times we have driven by this historic old building but never stopped. Well this time we did and we were not disappointed. Early church members settled here in 1863 and desired to built their own Tabernacle. Timbers and stone were collected over a period of 20 years before they could even start. Construction began in 1884 using designs of Joseph Don Carlos Young, son of Brigham Young.

The builders were member craftsmen from Europe. They had the know how but not the fine materialswith which they were familiar. One was a ship builder who used his skill at ship building by creating a roof as an inverted hull.

The ceiling has the appearance of metal with steel support hardware. Not is all wood.

Charles C Rich 1809-1883 Pioneer builder of the west. Founder and settler of Bear Lake Valley. Friend of the Indians, humanitarian, Apostle of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
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  1. I love that church building! I wanted Coey and I to get married there but they didn't do weddings in it for a reason I can't remember but I thought it was gorgeous when we visited a few times after going to Bear Lake.