Stop 8: LDS Administration Building

47 East South Temple

The LDS Administration Building houses offices of Mormon church officers and their staffs. Only church officials and their guests are allowed entry.

This building was constructed between 1914 and 1917 of quartz monzonite from the same quarry in Little Cottonwood Canyon as the stone used for Utah’s State Capitol and the nearby LDS Temple. Its impressive columns weigh 8 tons each.

The Mt. Nebo Marble company supplied marble and travertine for the interior of the Administration Building. The company quarried Birdseye marble in the Thistle area of Utah County, and travertine and onyx marble at Pelican Point near Utah Lake in Utah County and in the Cedar Mountains of Tooele County (see Capitol, stop 1).

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