Salt Lake Temple at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah - Encircle Photos

5 Salt Lake Temple at Temple Square in Salt Lake City, Utah

Four days after Brigham Young ended the Mormon Exodus in 1847, he pointed to where he wanted a magnificent tribute to Jesus Christ built that “will endure through the millennium.” Construction began in 1843. Salt Lake Temple was dedicated 40 years later. It is the epicenter of the 10 acre Temple Square. It is also the largest LDS Church temple at 253,000 square feet. The quartz monzonite façade is filled with symbols. For example, the spires on the towers represent the Twelve Apostles. Two all-seeing eyes of God are in the center windows. There are also stones representing the earth, moon, sun, clouds, stars plus the Big Dipper. Collectively, they represent the universe and Heaven. On top is a 14 foot gilded statue of Moroni, the angel that inspired church founder Joseph Smith. Unfortunately, the Salt Lake Temple is not open for public tours.

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Salt Lake Temple, Temple Square, Salt Lake City, UT 84150

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