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Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter-Day Saints


Address7080 Independence St., Arvada, 80004
QuadArvada, 1965 (1980)
SectionS3, T3S, R69W
Elevation5545
SourceChurch of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints Records; Interview, Rollo Johnson, 1992; Interview, Jerald Runyan, Contractor, 1992.
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Initialdate1992-11-03 00:00:00-07
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Latestdate1994-07-25 00:00:00-06
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HistoryThe building was built by the Denver Ninth Ward of the Denver West Stake of the Church of Jesus Christ of the Latter Day Saints. The Church was completed and dedicated on April 30, 1967 by President Hugh B. Brown. In 1981, Stake President Russell C. Taylor dissolved the Denver West Stake and created the Arvada Stake. The Genealogical Branch Library was housed in this Church in 1975, and the name was changed to the Family History Library. A second building was built in the Arvada Stake at 12995 W. 72nd Avenue. The building was begun on August 18, 1974, completed and dedicated in the Spring of 1975, by Richard L. Murri and Dean C. Banner. A third church building in the Arvada Stake was purchased in 1981 from the New Early Christian Church, built in 1976, at 6490 Quail Street. After the building was remodeled and additions were made, the Church was dedicated in 1981 by Stake President John Berge.
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