Salt Lake Temple

Constructed from local granite, hauled in the early stages by oxen and later by rail,
the walls of the Salt Lake Temple are 9 feet (2.7 m) thick at the base. Completed in 1893, this structure was the culmination of 40 years of meticulous work.

Marriages and other ordinaces sacred to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints are performed here. The temple is the focal point of Temple Square. A stroll around the temples exterior reveals rich symbolism. - Martin van Hemert