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    If These Walls Could Talk …

    Built in 1878, the American Fork Community Presbyterian Church in Utah County has a colorful history, which includes a role in the movie Footloose and the television series Touched by an Angel. But this iconic building of worship is about more than good looks. The number of lives changed for the better within it are beyond measure. It truly embodies Winston Churchill’s observation after the Nazis bombed England’s parliament building: “We shape our buildings and afterwards our buildings shape us.” My favorite historic building is the Library of Congress’s Thomas Jefferson Building.

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