Tithing Granary

In the 1860s, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built the
tithing granary as a place where the tithes of members could be kept when tithing
was often paid in the form of grain and produce. The donations were stored in the
granary and used to feed the poor in Malad Valley. The names of some donors are
carved on the inside of the building and can still be seen.

The tithing granary was originally located near the Malad Co-op building
when the Co-op was a Zion’s Cooperative Mercantile Institution (ZCMI). In 1884,
D.L. and Lorenzo Evans bought the ZCMI building and renamed it the Evans Co-
op. The tithing granary was part of the purchase, and the Evanses moved it to its
current location behind Ireland Bank and Hotel Malad. The Evans family used the
building to store saddles and tack; the Evanses still own the building, which is