Spotlight on historic sites: Cardston Alberta Temple

Cardston Alberta Temple

In 1995, the Cardston Alberta Temple was designated a Canadian Historic Site. The temple is said to be the first consciously modern building in the province of Alberta. A plaque at the temple reads: "A striking modern building dominating Canada's first Mormon settlement, the Alberta Temple is an architectural and historic monument of national significance. Designed in 1912 by Pope and Burton of Salt Lake City, its geometric composition of white granite blends ancient and modern themes, notably Mayan-Aztec and the Prairie School architecture of Frank Lloyd Wright." The temple is at 348 3rd St., in Cardston, Alberta.