Old and New Tabernacle. Salt Lake City, Utah
Niagara Falls, NY: C. Bierstadt, Photographer, (c.1867). Albumen stereoview [8 cm x 15 cm] on an orange Bierstadt mount [9 cm x 17.5 cm] Nice contrasts. Item #8021
View of the Temple Block from the north that shows the recently completed Tabernacle and the soon to be demolished, original Tabernacle. The Salt Lake Tabernacle took three years to construct (1864-1867) and was later described by Frank Lloyd Wright as "one of the architectural masterpieces of the country and perhaps the world." Charles Bierstadt (1819-1903) was a successful stereoview photographer from New Bedford, MA, who with his brother Edward operated a studio in Niagara Falls, New York. Charles traveled throughout the American West in the 1870s and 1880s and was the younger brother of the renowned painter, Albert.