The construction of the Salt Lake Temple is an in-extricable element of Utah and Mormon history. From the moment of its inception in 1847 until its completion forty-six years later its development coincides closely with the political and economic history of the territory. Its history epitomizes the faith of the Mormon people, attests to the strength of their conviction and serves as a monument to their efforts.
It has been a rewarding experience to write the history of the construction of an edifice which has had, and continues to have, such a marked impact on Utah culture.
College and Department
Family, Home, and Social Sciences; History
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Raynor, Wallace Alan, "History of the Construction of the Salt Lake Temple" (1961). Theses and Dissertations. 5061.
Salt Lake Temple