Dime Tabernacle (Battle Creek, Michigan, US)

A former large Seventh-day Adventist church, the fourth to be built in the city of Battle Creek, Michigan. Stonelaying for the foundation began on Aug. 19, 1878, and by the following February the name Dime Tabernacle had been acquired (denominational members had been invited to donate dimes for the project). The erection of the tabernacle was considered a fitting climax to the career of James White, who that year (1879) accepted for the last time the presidency of the General Conference. Seating about 4,000, the tabernacle was considered the logical meeting place for the 1901 General Conference session, where worldwide expansion and organization plans were laid. The tabernacle continued to be a meeting place for large gatherings of SDA s until it was destroyed by fire in 1922.

From the Seventh-day Adventist Encyclopedia. Published with permission from the Review and Herald Publishing Association.

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Battle Creek, MI
United States