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Salt Lake Temple

General Information

Beginning of works: 1853
Completion: 6 April 1893
Status: in use

Project Type

Function / usage: Temple

Location

Location: , , ,
Coordinates: 40° 46' 13.68" N    111° 53' 31.04" W
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Technical Information

Dimensions

height 68 m
building area ca. 23 500 m²

Materials

façade quartz monzonite

Chronology

28 July 1847

Site chosen by Brigham Young.

14 February 1853

Site dedication and ground breaking.

5 April 1893

Public Open House.

6 April 1893
- 24 April 1893

Dedicated by Wilford Woodruff.

Notes

The 4th Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints to be built in Utah after their mass exodus from Nauvoo, Illinois. Built by Mormon volunteers; most work done by hand, or with simple machinery. The largest in floor space, and the most recognized as a symbol of the Church worldwide.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20007326
  • Date created
    29/12/2002
  • Last Update
    29/07/2014