‘Mormon Land’: Renovating Mormonism’s ‘Notre Dame’ and preserving historic LDS buildings

(Chris Detrick | The Salt Lake Tribune) Visitors look at Christmas lights on Temple Square on Friday, Nov. 24, 2017.

The world watched in horror this week as Notre Dame burned.

Now, with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints poised to announce Friday the details of a massive renovation project for its iconic Salt Lake Temple, perhaps Mormonism’s Notre Dame, thoughts turn to the Utah-based faith’s sacred structures.

Allen Roberts, a Utah architect who specializes in preservation, including work on Latter-day Saint chapels, tabernacles and temples, discusses the church’s historic buildings, their place in the design world and the faith’s high points and low points in preserving them.

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