Temple LDS, Salt Lake City

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50 West South Temple, Salt Lake City, 84150 801-240-1245

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    the house that Brigham built

    by richiecdisc Written Dec 19, 2009

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    lovely Temple Square

    It should come with little surprise that Brigham Young marked the location for the Salt Lake Temple a few days after arriving in the valley forty-six years before it was completed. The man, after all, was a prophet. While I am not sure he could see the future in the sense most people might imagine, he sure seems very good at creating it. He was adept at not only making plans but implementing them. While they did have some setbacks with constructing the massive church including the Utah War which pitted Mormons against the United States and the initial poor choice of sandstone for its formation, it was completed in 1893. Sadly, Brigham Young passed away 16 years earlier.

    Salt Lake Temple stands as the largest of 130 world-wide churches of the Latter Day Saints and is the cornerstone of Temple Square, a place of pilgrimage for Latter Day Saint around the world and tourists curious about what makes Mormons tick. Unlike most of the city's attractions, the Temple cannot be visited by non-members. It is considered a sacred site. Since every other religion I know of allows people to visit their places of worship it seems an odd choice by the Latter Day Saints to be so exclusive. It seems it casts more cloudy thoughts on a religion that already has enough to explain with its old stand on polygamy. Did I hear someone say sacrificial altar? Well, it wasn't me.

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    Mormon Temple

    by Yaqui Updated Jul 17, 2009

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    Contruction began just four days after entering the Salt Lake Valley when Brigham Young declared, "Here we will build the temple of our God." Six years later construction began in 1853. They carried loads of granite by wagon pulled by oxen 20 miles away from Little Cottonwood Canyon that took fours days to travel. The monument edifice, surmounted by six spires took 40 years to complete. The walls are nine feet thick at the ground level and narrow to six feet thick at the top. The east center tower is 210 feet high and is topped by the statue of an angel heralding the restoration to the earth of the gospel of Jesus Christ in the latter days. It was dedicated in 1893. It is closed to the public. It is reserved for Mormons only for baptisms and marriages, which is considered there most sacred place.

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    by maryellen50 Written Apr 19, 2006

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    Mecca, Rome and Jerusalem all rolled into one big Mormon edifice. The LDS Temple is indisputably the largest attraction for visitors to Salt Lake City who travel across the globe to find the Latter Day Saint's own vision of Zion. It took 40 years to complete this six-spired granite temple capped by a golden re-creation of the Angel Moroni. While the temple itself, located on the Northeastern end of the 10-acre Temple Square, is not open to the public, manicured grounds and a visitors center satisfy secular curiosities and offer monuments and tributes to the founders of the Mormon religion.

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    Mormon Temple

    by grandmaR Written Jun 17, 2005

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    Temple against storm clouds

    On my first night, there was a storm coming in at sunset, and I got this shot of the temple against the storm clouds to the east. I know that non-Mormons cannot go into the temple itself, and I was too busy at the Family Library to even go there.

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    Huge Churches

    by puravida21 Written Sep 14, 2004

    IF you are ever in salt lake city be sure to check out some of the churches ...they have huge and beatiful cathedrals...there is also on one of the eastern mountains a huge statue on top of it...something biblical i presume...wish i could give you directions but i dont remeber...

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    Historic Temple Square

    by spartan Updated Jul 15, 2003

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    The centerpiece of this beautifully landscaped 10-acre plot of ground in the heart of downtown Salt Lake is the six-spired Salt Lake Temple. Also located on the Square is the domed Tabernacle, home of the world-famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir; the Assembly Hall where free concerts are given most weekends; two visitor centers; a 53-minute film 'Legacy,' portraying pioneer faith and courage; and more. Free tours are given daily in 30 languages. Tours start every few minutes at the flagpole.

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    Salt Lake City Mormon Temple

    by jenna24 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Salt Lake City Mormon Temple
    So what if you aren’t Mormon I am not and I still enjoyed this stunning piece of architecture. The second you step onto the lot where this beautiful building lay you will feel as if you are in another world. Take a Mormon history tour, and find out a bit about the city you are visiting.

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    Go to Temple Square!

    by aussie79 Updated Aug 24, 2002

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    Temple Dedication: April 6, 1893 by Wilford Woodruff.

    Site: 10 acres selected July 28, 1847, by Brigham Young.

    Exterior Finish: Quartz monzonite (similar to granite) quarried from Little Cottonwood Canyon 20 miles southeast of Salt Lake City.

    Temple Design: Six-spire design suggestive of Gothic and other classical styles but unique, distinctive, and symbolic.

    Number of Rooms: Four sealing rooms and one ordinance room comprised of rooms (for live acting) representing the creation, the Garden of Eden, the lone and dreary world, and the terrestrial world.

    Total Floor Area: 253,015 square feet.

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    Other Mormon sites near Temple Square

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Jun 23, 2013

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    Other famous Mormon site near Temple Square include the Eagle Gate, The Lion House and the Beehive House.

    The Lion and Beehive house were residences of Brigham Young.

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    Other Mormon sites near Temple Square

    by Jim_Eliason Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Other famous Mormon site near Temple Square include the Eagle Gate, The Lion House the Beehive House.

    The Lion and Beehive house were residences of Brigham Young.

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