Saint Joseph Catholic Church

514 24th Street, Ogden


View from the lectern at St. Joseph's Catholic church, December 2021. 

Weber County Heritage Foundation | Deniane Kartchner

Early History

The first church building was a small, plain wooden structure completed and open for services on Easter Sunday 1877. The current building was completed and dedicated in 1902. 

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The first church was a small wooden structure located on 25th Street between Grant and Lincoln Ave. 


Francis Charles Woods was a Scottish-born American architect who designed and superintended the construction of many buildings in Utah and Idaho. His father and grandfather were both architects in London. He emigrated to Salt Lake City in ___ where he helped to construct the organ in the tabernacle. He also enjoyed designing stylish dresses and hats for his daughters. 

Photo courtesy of Francis C. Woods Family

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Francis C. Woods


Exterior of St. Joseph's, December 2021. 

This English Gothic-designed church was dedicated in 1902 and features an ornate sandstone exterior, an elaborate hand-carved alter and many unique stained-glass windows. 


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