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PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHURCH HISTORY SITES
The Prophet Joseph Smith’s Red Brick Store
In this building, the Relief Society was organized on 17 March 1842.
This reconstruction of Joseph Smith’s store and office is located in Nauvoo, Illinois. It was one of the most important buildings in the Church during the Nauvoo period. Not only serving as a general store, it also became the center of social, economic, political, and religious activities. Joseph Smith maintained an office on the second floor.
Significant Events:
Before the temple was completed, the upper room of the store was used as an ordinance room, where the first full endowments were given. On 17 March 1842, the Prophet Joseph organized the women of the Church into the Relief Society.