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Tabernacle Reopens After 2-Year Restoration Project

Tabernacle in St. George, Utah
Tabernacle in St. George, Utah

A historic Mormon church building in southern Utah has re-opened its doors after a two-year project to restore the tabernacle built by early settlers even as the new town struggled to survive through floods and heat.

The Tabernacle in St. George, a LDS Church built in the 1860s, needed many renovations and upgrades to keep it safe and structurally sound.

Emily Utt, a historical site coordinator for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, says she was there to guide the engineers, architect and construction managers on how to come up with solutions to the building's problems that respected the history of the building.