: Joseph Smith. Jr., author of the Book of Mormon, directed the construction of this temple after reporting having a revelation in 1831. Berea sandstone used was quarried from the base of Gildersleeve Mountain. Mixing Federal, Greek Revival and Gothic Revival architectural styles, it was dedicated on March 27, 1836.
This temple is the first structure of its kind built by the Latter Day Saints. According to Leonard Arrington's economic history of the Latter Day Saint movement, Great Basin Kingdom, the completed temple had cost $40,000. View on Ohio Memory.
: SA1039AV_B15F04_001_007_002 Subjects
: Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; Mormon Church; Kirtland (Ohio)--Church history; Ohio--History--Pictorial works; Churches Places
: Kirtland (Ohio); Lake County (Ohio)