Tuesday, December 29, 2009

AAA Mormon Architecture Article

If you are interested in Mormon history, you may be interested in the January 2010 online edition of Via, AAA Traveler’s Companion, magazine of the California State Automobile Association. It features “Mormon Architecture: Temples, tabernacles, and towns in Nevada and Utah embody Mormon vision and craftsmanship.” The article describes several buildings without showing pictures. As you read the article, click the thumbnails below to see what you’re reading about.

The Brigham City (Utah) Tabernacle. Destroyed by fire and authentically restored.

Click for the old Box Elder County tourism website   Click for Ronald Johnson photos on pbase.com   Click for Google.com map and photos  

 Las Vegas (Nevada) Mormon Fort State Historic Park. The original fort is gone, save an adobe wall. Does AAA want travelers to judge Mormon architecture by this specimen? Methinks an enterprising editor may have fiddled with author Julia M. Klein’s original title to make it fit artfully on the page.

Click for more photos from flickr.com  Click for NPS Teaching with Historic Places lesson plan  Click for the state park website

Click for more info from lds.org St. George, Utah

Brigham Young Winter Home

Click for more info and photos from the county historical society  Click for more info and photos from temple visitor center

St. George Tabernacle

Click for more info and photos from Mormon Historic Sites Registry  Click for more photos on flickr.com

St. George Utah Temple

Click for more photos and info from ldschurchtemples.com  Click for more photos and info from lib.byu.edu

Jacob Hamblin Home

Click for more info and links at county historical society site  Click for more info on Utah Travel website

 Provo, Utah

BYU, Joseph F. Smith Building

 Click for more info from byu.edu  Click for more photos from byu.edu

BYU, Law school building

Click for photo from photo.byu.org

Provo Tabernacle

Click for more images via google.com  Click for more photos and info from provotabernacle.org

Provo Utah Temple

Click for more photos and info from ldschurchtemples.com

Click for photos from VisitTempleSquare.com  Sat Lake City

Salt Lake Temple

Click for the Mormon Historic Sites Registry  Click for architecture details from Wikipedia

 

Salt Lake Tabernacle

Click for the Mormon Historic Sites Registry  Click for more info from lds.org

Assembly Hall

Click for the Mormon Historic Sites Registry  Click for more info from lds.org

Joseph Smith Memorial Building. FamilySearch world headquarters.

Click for more photos from flickr.com  Take a virtual tour of the Joseph Smith Memorial Building

Beehive House and Lion House

Click for Beehive House info from the Mormon Historic Sites Registry  Click for Lion House info from the Travel Utah website

Conference Center

Click for more info from lds.org  Click for photos from panoramio.com

I hope that added to your brief, online tour of Mormon architecture.

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