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Church Administration Building

Church Administration Building
Basic information
Location Salt Lake City, Utah, USA
Affiliation The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
Architectural description
Architect(s) Joseph Don Carlos Young
Architectural style Neoclassical
Direction of façade North
Groundbreaking 1914
Completed 1917
Specifications
Length 140 feet (43 m)
Width 75 feet (23 m)
Height (max) 5 stories
Materials (Exterior) Quartz monzonite
(Interior) Marble, travertine, and onyx


The Church Administration Building (CAB) is an administrative office building constructed in 1917 of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church), the fourth-largest Christian denomination in the United States.[12][13] Serving as its headquarters and located in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA, the building is adjacent to Temple Square, between the Joseph Smith Memorial Building and the Lion House, on South Temple Drive. It differs from the Church Office Building in that it is much smaller and furnishes offices for the First Presidency and the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles. It also houses offices for other general authorities and their personal staff.

Only church officials and their guests are permitted to enter. The CAB has been used for meetings between church leaders and political and community leaders.

Use and special events

Initially, the Church Administration Building housed all administrative offices of the LDS Church, but as membership grew and leadership and staff expanded, the workers were scattered in office buildings throughout downtown Salt Lake City—some as far away as the Granite Mountain Vaults in Little Cottonwood Canyon and at Brigham Young University, forty miles to the south in Provo. With the construction of the 2,000-employee-accommodating Church Office Building skyscraper next door, the Church Administration Building was freed up for offices exclusively for general authorities,[14] and it continues to serve as the church's headquarters.[15]

The Church Administration Building furnishes offices for the president of the LDS Church, as well as for his counselors in the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and other general authorities and their personal staff.[16][17][18] The building is overseen by the Church Security Department,[19] as only pertinent church officers and their guests are permitted to enter.[20]

Events have been held at the CAB, and visitors received. As part of the festivities for the

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External links

  • . September 2010. 
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  • "Fiftieth Anniversary of the Church Office Building",  

Further reading

  1. ^ "The NCC's 2008 Yearbook of Churches reports wide range of health care ministries".  
  2. ^ Ballard, M. Russell (November 2007). "Faith, Family, Facts, and Fruits".  
  3. ^ "The new general Church Office Building".  
  4. ^ Our Heritage: A Brief History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  
  5. ^ Woolley, John T. & Peters, Gerhard (2002-02-08). "Remarks following a meeting with President Gordon B. Hinckley of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and an exchange with reporters in Salt Lake City". The American Presidency Project.  
  6. ^ Shephard, Burl (1971-06-01). "Church Administration Building".  
  7. ^ Perry, L. Tom (2002-02-02). "Special Witness: Family Traditions".  
  8. ^ Bingham, Kelly (2006-09-30). "Security staffed by full-timers and volunteers". Ogden Standard-Examiner. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  9. ^ "Temple Square ... where visitors will find peace and serenity".  
  10. ^ Avant, Gerry & Lloyd, R. Scott (2002-02-09). "Olympic torch arrives in Salt Lake City".  
  11. ^  
  12. ^ "The NCC's 2008 Yearbook of Churches reports wide range of health care ministries".  
  13. ^ Ballard, M. Russell (November 2007). "Faith, Family, Facts, and Fruits".  
  14. ^ "The new general Church Office Building".  
  15. ^ Our Heritage: A Brief History of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  
  16. ^ Woolley, John T. & Peters, Gerhard (2002-02-08). "Remarks following a meeting with President Gordon B. Hinckley of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and an exchange with reporters in Salt Lake City". The American Presidency Project.  
  17. ^ Shephard, Burl (1971-06-01). "Church Administration Building".  
  18. ^ Perry, L. Tom (2002-02-02). "Special Witness: Family Traditions".  
  19. ^ Bingham, Kelly (2006-09-30). "Security staffed by full-timers and volunteers". Ogden Standard-Examiner. Retrieved 10 January 2009. 
  20. ^ "Temple Square ... where visitors will find peace and serenity".  
  21. ^ Avant, Gerry & Lloyd, R. Scott (2002-02-09). "Olympic torch arrives in Salt Lake City".  
  22. ^ Penrod, Sam (2008-02-02). "Traditions set during funerals for past LDS Church presidents".  
  23. ^ "Michelle Obama meets with Mormon officials".  
  24. ^ "Michelle Obama Visits Church HQ".  
  25. ^ Fletcher Stack, Peggy (2006-09-01). "Bush and Hinckley meet for a fourth time".  
  26. ^ a b c "LDS Administration Building".  

References

Twenty-four ionic columns form a colonnade around the structure, each weighing eight tons. The building's exterior is constructed from 4,517 granite blocks.[26]

Constructed between 1914 and 1917, the building is built of quartz monzonite from the same quarry in Little Cottonwood Canyon as the stone used for the Utah State Capitol and the nearby Salt Lake Temple.[26] The Mt. Nebo Marble Company supplied marble and travertine for the interior of the CAB. According to the Utah Geological Survey, "the company quarried Birdseye marble in the Thistle area of Utah County, and travertine and onyx at Pelican Point near Utah Lake in Utah County and in the Cedar Mountains of Tooele County."[26]

Construction

church president, Gordon B. Hinckley (left), and his colleagues on August 31, 2006, in the Church Administration Building.

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