Front Matter

Don F. Colvin, The Nauvoo Temple: A Story of Faith (Provo, UT: Religious Studies Center, Brigham Young University, 2002).

The Nauvoo Temple: A Story of Faith

Don F. Colvin


My wife, Delsa, for her love, constant support, and encouragement. It is she, together with our sons, Scott and Roger, our daughters-in-law, Marilyn and Sonya, and our ten grandchildren—Sara, Amy, April, Stacey, Shane, Jamie, Christopher, Jana, Laura, and Nicholas—who make my life happy and full of joy.

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ISBN: 1-59156-014-4




1. Nauvoo: A Place Where We Can Build a Temple

2. A Six-Year Building Program

3. Means and Materials Used in Construction

4. Purposes and Functions of the Temple

5. Spiritual Blessings

6. Exterior Features

7. Early Sketches and Architectural Drawings of William Weeks

8. Interior Features

9. Nauvoo Restoration Drawings and Photographs

10. The Dedication

11. Fate of the Temple

12. Historical Reconstruction Drawings

13. The Temple Is Rebuilt

Appendix: Hired Workers on the Nauvoo Temple