55 years ago today - Oct 15, 1966

A Church News article that current non-U.S. LDS chapels "range in architectural style from modern tile and stucco structures in Managua, Nicaragua, to the native-built 'Choza' made from plam trunks, limgs, and coconut fronds." However, as part of the Correlation Program's drive for church-wide uniformity, headquarters soon requires that chapels throughout the world be modeled on those in Utah. In Latin America this makes LDS chapels visual symbols of the often-hated "gringo" power and wealth.

[The Mormon Hierarchy - Extensions of Power by D. Michael Quinn, [New Mormon History database (http://bit.ly/NMHdatabase)]]

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