Assembly Hall on Temple Square Brief History

Before I traveled down to Photoshop World (PSW) in Las Vegas in September 2013, I was able to make a pit stop to one of my favorite places on Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah.  Assembly Hall is one of my favorite buildings on Temple Square. The architecture of the building is really unique, especially to that area.

The granite to the building comes from the same quarry as the Salt Lake Temple, it’s neighboring building.  However, their appearance is different because of the way the stone was cut, therefore giving the Assembly Hall a darker and rougher appearance. The building was the second  permeant structure completed on Temple Square, following the Salt Lake Tabernacle.  The building in the past was used as a chapel for weekly services and for stake conferences. Presently, the building serves as an overflow location for the LDS Church’s semi-annual General Conference. In addition to being an overflow location for conference, the hall is used for weekly performances, and organ practices.