Most of the shadows in this life are caused by standing in one's own sunshine. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
Question #14017 posted on 03/28/2005 3:12 a.m.

Dear 100 Hour Board,

Can the Salt Lake Temple be categorized in a specific architectural style? Where did the architect get his inspiration for it?

- Unarchitecturally inclined

A: Dear Unarchitecturally inclined,

Neo-gothic, emphasis on neo. The sheer quantity of pointy things gives it away.

-A. A. Melyngoch
A: Dear Unarchitecturally Inclined,

Watch the church video "Mountain of the Lord". It talks about how Truman Angel was sent to Europe to study some the the great architectural accomplishments in his preparation for the Salt Lake Temple.

-Pa Grape