The Ward Hall

The Ward Hall (HM1SFJ)

Location: Kanab, UT 84741 Kane County
Country: United States of America

N 37° 2.894', W 112° 31.807'

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The Ward Hall stood on the southwest corner of the Public Square. It was constructed in 1891 as a town hall to accommodate religious services, community meetings, school classes, recreation and amusement. The floor of the hall was elevated and completely separate from the walls; dancers described the floor as being alive because one could feel it vibrating. The facility was improved and remodeled a few times with a perpendicular extension added to the north end of the building.

The Kanab Chapel was built in 1923-24 on the southeast corner of the square. The Ward Hall continued to be used for some church meetings, but became more and more a place for drama, dances, and other forms of entertainment. The Kanab Stake Center was attached to the chapel in 1959 and shortly thereafter and the Ward Hall was torn down to make way for an LDS welfare storehouse that was never built; instead, the Old Rock Church in the town of Mount Carmel seventeen miles north of Kanab was used as the area storehouse. The land remained vacant until the property was sold to the State Bank of Southern Utah in 1978. Additional information is available at the Kanab Heritage Museum.
Year Placed2012
Placed ByKanab Heritage and Historic Preservation Board
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, May 29th, 2016 at 5:02pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 363937 N 4101317
Decimal Degrees37.04823333, -112.53011667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 37° 2.894', W 112° 31.807'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds37° 2' 53.64" N, 112° 31' 48.42" W
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Area Code(s)435
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling West
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 98 W Center St, Kanab UT 84741, US
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