Mormon Temple at Salt Lake.
The great Mormon Temple which the Mormons are building at the city of Salt Lake, is described as prom-ising to be a wonderful structure, covering an area of 21,850 square feet. The block on which it is located is forty rods square, and contains ten acres of ground, around which a lofty wall has already been erected, to be surmounted by an iron railing manufactured by the Mormons themselves at their iron works in Iron county, Utah Territory. The Temple building will have a length of 186 1/2 feet east and west, including towers, of which there are three at the east end and three at the west, and the width will be ninety-nine feet. The northern and southern walls are eight feet thick. The towers spoken of above are cylindrical, surmounted by octagon turrets and pinnacles, and having inside spiral stairways leading to the battlements. Besides these, there are four other towers on the four principal corners of the building, square in form, and terminat-ing in spires. On the western end will be placed in alto relievo the great Dipper or Ursa Major. As re-gards the interior arrangements, there will be in the basement a baptismal font 57 feet long by 35 wide, and on the first floor, a large hall, 120 feet long, by 80 feet wide, while on the third floor there will be another of the same size, besides numerous other rooms for vari-ous purposes. Around the outside of the building will be a promenade from eleven to twenty-two feet wide.
—Courier and Enquirer.
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