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Ensign

March 1993

Volume 23, Number 3

On the cover: Front: Photography by Craig Dimond. Back: Historical photo by Charles R. Savage.

Inside front cover: Salt Lake City, Utah, Morning, by Frederick Ferdinand Schafar, oil on canvas, 15″ x 22″, 1880. Courtesy of the Museum of Church History and Art. This view of the Salt Lake Valley, painted in 1880 as the temple walls were rising, shows the Salt Lake Temple as it nears completion.

Inside back cover: Kirtland Temple from the Southeast, from the Historic American Building Survey. Photo taken ca. 1935. Courtesy of the Library of Congress Print and Photographs Department. Dedicated in 1836, the Kirtland Temple was the first temple built in this dispensation. In 1935, during the Great Depression, a complete architectural description was made of the Kirtland Temple as part of the Historic American Building Survey. This was a program that provided work for unemployed architects, historians, and others in documenting outstanding historical buildings. This view from that study shows the southeast quoins (exposed stone blocks on the corners), the gabled roof with a bell tower, and the stone walls covered with plaster.