“Salt Lake City, Utah,” Ensign, March 2020
The administrative center of the Lord’s restored Church is clustered around Temple Square in the heart of Salt Lake City. Some buildings of interest include:
Church History Library:
Archives for the preservation of latter-day Church history.
Building completed in 2009.
Church Office Building:
Central offices for various Church departments.
Building completed in 1972.
Relief Society Building:
Headquarters for the Primary, Young Women, and Relief Society General Presidencies.
Building completed in 1956.
Church Administration Building:
Offices for the First Presidency, the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, and some members of the Seventy.
Building completed in 1917.
Joseph Smith Memorial Building:
Originally a hotel, now contains a theater for Church films, restaurants, Church administrative offices, and a chapel.
Hotel completed in 1911; renovated in 1993.
Salt Lake Temple:
Before it closed in December 2019 for renovations, it was one of 166 operating temples worldwide. It will reopen in 2024.
Dedicated in 1893.
North Visitors’ Center:
Helps welcome 3 to 5 million visitors to Temple Square each year.
Building completed in 1963.
Salt Lake Tabernacle:
Home of the Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square.
Building completed in 1875.
Church History Museum:
Helps tell the story of the Church through art and artifacts.
Building completed in 1984.
Family History Library:
The largest genealogical library in the world.
Building completed in 1985.
Current site of general conference; seats 21,000 people; also used for concerts and cultural events.
Building completed in 2000.