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One of the more extraordinary and historic buildings on Temple Square is the Assembly Hall. This building replaced an older tabernacle that was no longer needed after the current Tabernacle was completed in 1875. The Assembly Hall was built so that several congregations in the Salt Lake Stake could worship together, and is still used as a place of worship for congregations in the area.
The pioneers constructed the building with blocks of irregular shaped granite from the same quarry as the Salt Lake Temple, then filled in the cracks with mortar to make it look like dressed, even stone.