Cool Mormon Architecture: Original Salt Lake Temple Annex

Inspired by Ardis’ recent post on the inadvertent fermentation of wedding rice on the Temple grounds, I thought I would share one of my favorite buildings of the Restoration. I don’t know much about its history, but I understand that it was designed by Church Architect and son of Brigham, Joseph Don Carlos (J.D.C.) Young.

In 1921, during the great liturgical reforms of George F. Richards and Heber J. Grant, the healers were removed from the temple, and apparently ministered in the Annex for a short period, but I haven’t found much documentation at all (if you have any, I’d be thrilled and grateful). The Salt Lake Temple Choir, also disbanded during this period, used to sing in the annex as patrons prepared for the temple.

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