Thursday, July 3, 2014

St. George Temple: Tower Detail

I love the elegance and beauty of the St. George tower--especially how it has the pattern of stars and clouds that are also present in the terrestrial room, celestial room:

And in the priesthood assembly room:

Most of those who visit the St. George Temple hear the story about Brigham Young being immensely displeased with the original, squatty tower, and that tower being struck by lightning only a few years after his death, to be replaced with a more elegant tower. This article from the Journal of Mormon History questions that story, but I still like the new tower.

 (Source: LDS Church Archives; included in Journal of Mormon History Article)

As it turns out, the tower's dome was replaced with a fiberglass replica in 1992. It still made for an interesting picture!

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