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R&O Construction picked to build new Hope Lodge on site of abandoned LDS church

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  • MrsH Altamont, UT
    Sept. 25, 2013 2:36 p.m.

    Abandoned? Are you sure that would be the correct word?

  • Chris B Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 25, 2013 3:49 p.m.

    MrsH, Yes, the Mormon church abandoned that building.

  • Strider303 Salt Lake City, UT
    Sept. 25, 2013 7:55 p.m.

    I do not think the Church abandoned the building if they donated the land to the New Hope people. It appears the building was no longer needed or no longer serviceable and therefore it was to be sold or donated as appropriate. The Church's mission, as I understand it, is to help others, and if the New Hope people can use the land in a charitable effort it appears fitting that the land be donated to that worthy cause.

    Because the building was not occupied nor in current use, it was not abandoned IMO. It was not in current use, but it had an owner and was cared for, i.e., taxes were current and the property watched over.

  • MrsH Altamont, UT
    Sept. 26, 2013 9:09 a.m.

    Strider, Thank you. that's exactly what I was asking.
    Abandoned seems like such a strong word. I get a picture of old falling-down houses with rats and homeless (no offense) folks living there.

  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    Sept. 26, 2013 11:58 a.m.

    Strider -- you are exactly right -- Abandon was not a very good description and suggests uncared for -- Maybe the writer thought it would give the headline a better pop -- May want to re-think that choice

  • deseret pete robertson, Wy
    Sept. 26, 2013 11:58 a.m.

    Strider -- you are exactly right -- Abandon was not a very good description and suggests uncared for -- Maybe the writer thought it would give the headline a better pop -- May want to re-think that choice