Temple Square

Temple Sq., Salt Lake City, Utah



Begun in the early 1850s, this complex symbolizes the strong cultural and religious individuality of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Mormons). The Tabernacle's unsupported domed roof is one of the largest in the world. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 29, 1964

National Register information 

Note: The following information comes from the NRHP database and has not been verified.
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Remington lattice truss
Areas of significance
Exploration/Settlement; Religion
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Historic functions
Religious structure; Museum; Monument/marker
Current functions
Museum; Religious structure; Monument/marker
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant years
1853; 1913
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 5
Contributing structures: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 1


19th Century (37,711)
Adobe (574)
Built 1853 (313)
Built during 1850s (4,686)
Granite (5,090)
Log (2,299)
National Historic Landmark (2,195)
Place of worship (6,054)
Private owner (54,398)
Salt Lake City, Utah (232)
Salt Lake County, Utah (336)
Sandstone (4,861)
Utah (1,435)