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PHOTOGRAPHS OF CHURCH HISTORY SITES
Kirtland Temple
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.
Significant Events:
The Kirtland Temple was the first temple built in this dispensation (D&C 88:119; 95). 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.