History

The Old Chapel was originally built as the home of the Provo 4th Ward.  Construction began in 1914, and the building was dedicated in 1924 by Heber J. Grant.  Door-prizes at the dedication included a lifetime Sheaffer pen, a brand new 1925 Chevrolet, and a live bull!  (When was the last time you went to church and won a door prize?)

The building was home to the 4th Ward for nearly 60 years when the ward relocated to its present location four blocks north.  The LDS Church sold the building to an individual who attempted to make it function as a school and several other uses.  Those efforts were unfortunately not successful.

Provo resident John Sharpe purchased the building in 1989.  He and his wife, JoAnne, operated it as the Sharpe Reception Center, retiring from that business over 20 years later.

Local businessman, Greg Soter, saw the “For Sale By Owner” sign posted on the front lawn while driving past the building in 2010.  At that time, the structure was beginning to attract graffiti and slip into decline.  “Someone needs to preserve the exterior of that building, and put some drop-dead, cool, Manhattan-style apartments inside it,” he thought to himself.

The Old Chapel Apartments are the result of that thought.

We hope to have breathed decades of new life into this grand old structure, and to have provided  wonderful, unusual living space for those who share the vision.

If you’re looking for a truly upscale, unusual place to live, we invite your application.

Click on “Application to Rent.”  Or phone (or text) 801/836-3894.