Sunday, July 22, 2012

Original LDS Temple Architectural Drawings

I recently found some great original architectural drawings of the Nauvoo Temple and Salt Lake Temple.  They are on the church's website.

The Nauvoo Temple architectural drawings are found here:
http://churchhistorycatalog.lds.org/primo_library/libweb/pages/dvds/dvd18/MS-11500/seg1.jsp

The Salt Lake Temple Drawings are found here:
http://churchhistorycatalog.lds.org/primo_library/libweb/pages/dvds/dvd18/CR-679-13/contents.jsp

There are only a few drawings of the Nauvoo Temple, but they do let you see how the design changed over time.  The Salt Lake Temple plans are extensive and show numerous changes that are quite fascinating.  You can even see what are essentially shop drawings of every course of stones for the temple.

I hope you enjoy these as much as I do.

9 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks, These are awesome. I had no idea so much existed or that it was online.

Tolman said...

These are fantastic! I was also unaware these were available to the general public. I assumed the church had them, but wasn't expecting them to digitize all of them and make them available online.

Brett Stirling said...

Wow....the Salt Lake Temple link is simply stunning. Thank you so much for posting it.

Mrs Iles said...

On the Navoo drawings why is there one named 'masionic hall'?

Scott said...

Because the drawings set also includes that building. It was used as a public building in Nauvoo and is the current Cultural Hall.

Anonymous said...

The links seem broken... Too bad, I was so excited.

Jessica and Jim said...

My Dad brought the Nauvoo Drawings back to the Church after the Weeks family gave them too him on his mission in California in 1948. One of the drawings has some sketches of a sailboat on them when Week's grandson couldn't find any paper in the house to draw on. http://mormonhistoricsites.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/MHS3.1Spring2002Bennion.pdf

Steve G said...

Navoo can be found here:
https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE47408&usedforsort=MS_11500_f0001

Salt Lake can be found here:
https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE538353

Steve G said...

I also found more digitized images of SL here:
https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE537663