Buildings say a lot about us as human beings and our cultures. What is necessary, what we want, what we value, and what we think can all be reflected through our architecture.
The following pictures are of 7 different Latter-Day Saint meetinghouses in Springville, all located within 15 minutes of each other.
The grandest ideas and beliefs on which our which our society here was established, embodied in these church buildings, are ones that we often disregard. We often overlook the commonplace.
Each church building is different architecturally, and of a different age, yet they are commonplace objects and symbols of our environment here in Utah. They reflect the physical environment, the community environment, the socio-economic environment and especially the religious environment.
These photographs beg us to consider a little more deeply what these buildings contribute to our communities and our lives, whether it be simply the architectural details, the physical environment, or the non-physical effects of their presence here.