Historic Building in Rose Park Upgrading to Community Center
Aug 11, 2018, 4:10 PM | Updated: 5:39 pm
ROSE PARK, Utah – A historic former ward building for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Rose Park is getting its third makeover, but continuing its legacy as a place that gives back to the community.
The New Hope Foundation purchased the property, and is fundraising to upgrade it to a new community center, community garden, food pantry and resource center for those in need.
The building, built in the late 1800s and located at 1100 West 440 North, was originally the 29th ward of the LDS Church. It was then gifted to the Apostolic Church in the 1960s, before eventually becoming the headquarters and studio for the hit series “Touched By an Angel,” foundation officials told KSL TV. It has been vacant since 2003.
The foundation says the building needs a large amount of work and put together a Block Party on Saturday from 12 to 9 p.m. to help raise money specifically to get power running in the building.
Community members donated their time to help clean up the area around the building to get it ready for the party.
The event featured live performances, food, family activities, and giveaways.
If you are interested in donating, the foundation says you can TEXT the keyword “Hope” to 801.788.4171.