Clock Tower - LDS Temple - Nauvoo, IL
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky
N 40° 33.028 W 091° 23.081
15T E 636772 N 4490110
Quick Description: The Nauvoo Temple, originally erected in 1846, rebuilt to original specifications in 2002, includes a clock within it's spire.
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 6/15/2012 1:37:57 PM
Waymark Code: WMEMR7
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
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Long Description:

This clock is near the top of the spire on the Nauvoo Temple. It blends right in with the overall whilte decor of the Temple. It uses black Roman numerals and large black hands. Surrounding the clock is decorative frieze art. It is an eight-sided spire with clocks mounted on four of the sides, all at the same height.

"The Nauvoo Illinois Temple stands on a high bluff overlooking a bend in the Mississippi River. The majestic building is a faithful reproduction of the original Nauvoo Temple built by Mormon settlers in the 1840s and destroyed by arson fire in 1848 and tornado-force winds in 1850." SOURCE

"The Nauvoo Temple was the second temple constructed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, commonly known as the Mormons. The church's first temple was completed in Kirtland, Ohio, United States, in 1836. When the main body of the church was forced out of Nauvoo, Illinois, in the winter of 1846, the church attempted to sell the building, finally succeeding in 1848.

In 1937, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints reacquired the lot on which the original temple had stood. The Church built a temple on the original site whose exterior is a replica of the first temple, but whose interior is laid out like a modern Latter-day Saint temple. On 27 June 2002, a date that coincided with the 158th anniversary of the deaths of Joseph and Hyrum Smith, the temple was dedicated as the Nauvoo Illinois Temple." SOURCE

Status: Working

Display: Mounted

Year built: 6/27/2002

Visit Instructions:
Photo of clock.
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