We lost the Tabernacle this morning. This photo, posted by KSL.com, shows it shortly after the roof collapsed around 6:00 AM. As of right now, no word on what happened, though my guess is probably electrical. The fire department is declaring it a total loss.
This building has long been one of my most favorite in all of Provo, if not the state. We held our bi-annual stake conference there, and Katherine especially had a fond feeling for this church. She often asked if she could go see it, and she still points it out every time we drive by.
I drive past it on my way to work, and this morning I stopped, got out, and watched the smoldering (and still burning with visible flames) building. It’s hard to believe and accept that it’s gone.
Lots of memories….
NOTE: KSL.com has a long article on the fire on their main page. You can find videos and pictures of the fire there.