Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Nauvoo Temple Stone

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Outside of the Nauvoo Temple

After the Nauvoo Temple was set ablaze, and then the winds of a tornado leveled its walls, the site essentially became a stone quarry for those who wanted to build in the Nauvoo area. A number of foundations were constructed of Nauvoo temple stone. What one building in Nauvoo is the best example of construction using the old temple stone?

A)     The American Legion Building

B)     The Church’s visitor center

C)     The Sinclair gas station

D)     The current Nauvoo Temple

Yesterday’s answer:

(D)   Willard Richards

On March 11, 1854, LDS Apostle Wilford Woodruff paid private tribute in his journal to his friend and colleague Willard Richards, who had died earlier that day after battling “dropsy.” Woodruff noted those attributes of Richards that had long been recognized by those who knew and admired him, chiefly that he “possessed a strong mind a mighty intellect and a valuable peculiar combination of intellect and such another the world can Hardly produce.” Woodruff also noted that Richards was “the first man that has died a natural death in this Church and kingdom from the first Presidency or Twelve Apostles. All that have died before have been martyred.”

Scott G. Kenney, ed., Wilford Woodruff’s Journal, 1833-1898, typescript, 9 vols. (Midvale, Utah: Signature Books, 1983-85), March 11, 1854. 4:254.

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