Landmark ‘Golden Toaster’ church near USU gets demolished

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LOGAN — A church building nicknamed the "Golden Toaster" by locals has been torn down.

The building served as a chapel for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for decades, but the land it sits on was swapped for another piece of land with Utah State University in 2011. At the time there was speculation the building would be torn down, but no date was set.

Like many other students, USU senior Anna Thorley attended church in the building as a freshman. The chapel site is at 650 N. 1200 East.

“It was like the first thing my parents pointed out when they dropped me off at school,” she said. “They said, ‘Look, this is the Gold Toaster. We used to go there.’ It’s kind of weird. My parents went here, I went here, and now it’s gone. It’s kind of strange.”

The “Golden Toaster” got its name in the 1970s from a student who thought the building’s shape looked like his grandmother’s toaster, according to the Associated Press. They reported the building was dedicated in 1962.

Contributing: Brian Champagne


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