Mormon Church, History To 1847, Mormon architecture
W. Ray Luce presents a history of the architecture in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in its first seventeen years of existence (1830-1847). He discusses how the architecture changed with the needs of the growing church. The buildings began to reveal and express symbolisms of the doctrines of the gospel. The Kirtland and Nauvoo Temples as well as the city of Nauvoo are discussed in great detail as the Saints learned more about the physical building up of the kingdom of God.
Luce, W. Ray
"Building the Kingdom of God: Mormon Architecture before 1847,"
BYU Studies Quarterly: Vol. 30
, Article 4.
Available at: http://scholarsarchive.byu.edu/byusq/vol30/iss2/4