ALL the News about
Mormons, Mormonism
and the LDS Church
Mormon News: All the News about Mormons, Mormonism and the LDS Church
Posted 01 Apr 2001   For week ended March 30, 2001
Most Recent Week
Front Page
Local News
Arts & Entertainment
·New Products
·New Websites
·Mormon Stock Index
Letters to Editor
Continuing Coverage of:
Boston Temple
School Prayer
Julie on MTV
Robert Elmer Kleasen
About Mormon News
News by E-Mail
Weekly Summary
Submitting News
Submitting Press Releases
Volunteer Positions
Bad Link?

News about Mormons, Mormonism,
and the LDS Church

Sent on Mormon-News: 27Mar01

By Deborah Carl

The Salt Lake Temple and Architecture

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH -- Marilyn Karras, a reporter for the Deseret News, recently emailed 12 Salt Lake City architects and asked them which city buildings were the five best and five worst from an architect's point of view. Surprisingly, only two of the eight respondents choose the Salt Lake Temple as one of the best.

The temple, considered a fine example of Romanesque Gothic architecture, was started by Truman O. Angell on April 6, 1853. Mr. Angell did not live to see his work completed and his assistant, Joseph Don Carlos Young, the son of Brigham Young, finished the project on April 6, 1893.

Joseph H. Young, the grandson of Joseph Don Carlos, continues the family tradition of architecture. At age 74 he has worked on more than 300 buildings and is still an active architect. His father, Don Carlos Young Jr., was a primary architect for the original LDS Church Office Building on South Temple and Joseph H. worked on the 28-story LDS Church Office Building on North Temple.

Joseph H. said Joseph Don Carlos not only supervised the completion of the outside of the Salt Lake Temple, but also designed all of the interior. He also changed Mr. Angell's plan to build the spires out of wood wrapped in sheet metal to granite just like the walls below.


Readers agree with me: Temple is terrific
Deseret News 26Mar01 A6
By Lee Benson: Deseret News columnist


[an error occurred while processing this directive]

Copyright 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001 Kent Larsen · Privacy Information