PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHURCH HISTORY SITES
First temple built in this dispensation, 1836. In this temple, Jesus Christ, Moses, Elias, and Elijah appeared and restored priesthood keys (see D&C 110).
The Kirtland Temple is located in Kirtland, Ohio.
The Kirtland Temple was the first temple built in this dispensation (D&C 88:119
). In this temple, Joseph Smith saw a vision of the celestial kingdom (D&C 137
). It was dedicated on 27 March 1836 (D&C 109
). On 3 April 1836, the Savior appeared and accepted the temple as a place in which he would reveal his word to his people (D&C 110:1-10
). Following this appearance, Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery received visits from Moses, Elias, and Elijah, all of whom gave them certain priesthood keys and important information (D&C 110:11-16
). This temple served the Saints for some two years before they had to flee Kirtland because of persecution.