AAA Editor Notes
Salt Lake Temple, in Temple Square at 50 N. West Temple St., is the symbol of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and holds the ordinances sacred to the Mormon faith. Begun in 1853 when Brigham Young laid the cornerstone and completed in 1893, the neo-Gothic temple cost $4 million to build. Atop the 210-foot east tower is a gold leaf-covered statue of the Angel Moroni, an angel that Joseph Smith Jr. said visited him on numerous occasions.
Note: The building is closed to the public.