Brigham City Temple And Tabernacle

Brigham City Temple view from the Tabernacle steps

Brigham City Temple view from the Tabernacle steps

Yesterday’s visit to the Brigham City Temple construction site showed a continuation of building and the use of several cranes. Similar to last week, the most visible sign of construction is the addition of more girders. As the temple has gained in height it appears that more cranes are needed, as can be seen in the photographs. Click on the images to enlarge.

Construction Cranes

Brigham City Temple construction using tall cranes

Brigham City Temple construction using tall cranes ...

Brigham City Temple construction using bendy cranes

... using bendy cranes ...

Brigham City Temple construction using all sorts of cranes

... using all sorts of cranes

The Tabernacle

The date stone of the Tabernacle has the year 1876 in Roman numerals engraved upon it. Construction of the Tabernacle was begun before this year but 1876 was when work resumed in earnest. If there is some other signification to the date I do not know it.

Brigham City Tabernacle tower

Brigham City Tabernacle tower

Brigham City Tabernacle date stone

Brigham City Tabernacle date stone showing the year 1876

Brigham City Tabernacle doors

Brigham City Tabernacle doors

Brigham City History

Colonization (continued)

By the summer of 1855 Lorenzo Snow, his family, and all those he had chosen to bring with him had arrived. This influx of settlers transformed the small settlement to a sizeable town which was renamed Brigham City in honor of Brigham Young.

Apostle Snow became the first political and religious leader of the community. He had the town surveyed and familes selected lots and built permanent homes. The Snow family home became the stopping place for Brigham Young and his company of tourists whenever he visited the northern settlements. The Snow family often entertained as many as forty guests at once.

The men began clearing the land, tilling the soil, planting crops, and driving away grasshoppers “when those insects came in swarms like large clouds hiding the sun and devouring crops.” They also dug ditches, built roads and worked on public buildings. (From: Brighamcity.utah.gov)

Brigham City Temple construction
Photo Credit: Jill Willoughby
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Comments

  1. Great pictures! It’s amazing how fast construction goes.
    I think there was a typo in the first paragraph. It says, “cranes are needed, as can been…” I think it’s supposed to say “as can be seen…”

  2. The “bendy crane” is actually a concrete pipe. They are using it to pour the concrete floor decks. Because concrete trucks can’t pull up to the upper floors they pump it through the pipe to upper floors.

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