Here is the building from around 1900:
Photo courtesy of the L. Tom Perry Special Collections, Brigham Young University
The building was scheduled to be demolished in the 90s, but was people decided to save the building due to its unique architecture. It was remodeled in 1998 at the cost of 1.5 million dollars and was rededicated by LDS Church President Gordon B. Hinckley. However, in July of 2006, a fire broke out in the building. The Daily Herald reported that "Vandals broke locks, sprayed fire extinguishers, broke pictures and caused other damage inside the building before setting fire" in the cultural hall after entering through a window on the second floor. They estimated that around $200,000 dollars worth of damage had been done. Here is a picture of fire fighters in front of the building from the Deseret News:
Photo courtesy of the Deseret News
It was decided that the building would cost too much to be repaired and that it should be demolished. Before the building was destroyed, some of the glass windows were removed and put in another church in Springville. Here is the location as it is found today:
When researching this site, I found that there has been recent push to develop the property. Some individuals approached the Springville City Council asking to turn the site into residential subdivision. I think the plan is to turn it into a residential and commercial area called Charity Condominiums. There may have been plans to turn it into a elderly rest home, but I think that the Charity Condominiums idea is catching steam and it may even have gotten approval from the Springville City Council.
There is another really interesting development in the destruction of this chapel. The Deseret News reported this last December that a man named Jake Devin Dowhaniuk has been charged with the arson of the building. Dowhaniuk is currently in the state prison in Gunnison for burglary and disorderly conduct. There were traces of blood found at the burnt chapel in 2006 and a recent DNA test matched it with Dowhaniuk's blood. The Deseret News reported that there may have been more individuals involved in the crime due to the extensive amount of damage.