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PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHURCH HISTORY SITES
Grandin Press and Print Shop
The first printing of the Book of Mormon took place here.
The restored print shop of the historic Egbert B. Grandin building where the first copies of the Book of Mormon were published in 1830. Martin Harris mortgaged his farm and sold part of it to pay the cost of printing 5,000 copies of the Book of Mormon. Typesetting began in August 1829, and finished copies were available 26 March 1830.
Significant Events:
Martin Harris was commanded to impart freely of his property to pay the debt for the printing of the Book of Mormon (D&C 19:26-35).