World's Fair Information Manual

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Mr. Bernard Brockbank
Managing Director
Pavilion of the Church of Jesus Christ
_of Latter Day Saints
Eastern States Mission
973 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York
TR 9-8797
Mr. W. H. Ottley
Mr. G. Frederick Mullen
Robert Mullen, Incorporated
200 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10017
October 9, 1962
Block 15; Lot 6
Industrial Area
50,014 sq. ft.
Mr. William Hamby
Fordyce and Hamby Assoc.
717 Fifth Avenue
New York, New York 10022
PL 2-6760
George A. Fuller Co.

SOURCE: 1964 World's Fair Information Manual

The exhibit of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, commonly known as the Mormons, surrounds a 120 foot high replica of the front facade of the Great Temple of the Church in Salt Lake City. This facade is crowned by a statue of the Angel Moroni reaching 127 feet in the air.

The building behind the tower consists of two exhibition halls, a gallery and two theatres. Two gigantic murals, each 110 feet long and 9 feet high, decorate the great central gallery, telling the story of the life of Jesus Christ in one and the birth and growth of Mormonism in the other. The murals were executed by Harold T. (Dale) Kilburn. On either side of the gallery are dioramas illustrating particular facets of church history and Christianity.

The structures, the extensive gardens, and the reflecting pools and fountains are designed to produce an aura of serenity, thus providing visitors with a haven of relaxation, as well as, an opportunity to witness a dramatic presentation of the work of the Church and its members.

Pavilion of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormon Church)

Source: NY World's Fair Publication For Those Who Built the Fair

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