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Truman O. Angell

Truman Osborn Angell was born in North Providence, Rhode Island on June 5, 1810. Angell died at the age of 77 on October 16, 1887. During his life Angell resided in: Kirtland Ohio 1835-37, Missouri 1837-38, Quincy, Illinois 1938-39, Nauvoo, Illinois 1840-46, and Salt Lake City 1847-87. Angell assumed the official architect's position for the LDS Church. Before that he was the "Architect of Public Works" in Great Salt Lake City.

Angell painted a bit as a nonprofessional, but rather able landscapist in his spare time. Then, as chief designer of Public Works buildings from May 1850 on, he was involved in various church, civic, school, and domestic construction projects, including: the Beehive House, the Salt Lake Temple, the Utah Territorial Capitol Building at Fillmore, and the St. George Temple.

Biography courtesy Artists of Utah.

Newspaper Articles

"1914 Ceremony Ushered in Coming of Stately Utah Capitol." The Deseret News, January 28, 1996. 
"Antique Homes." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 10, 1991. 
"Celebrating 100th Year of Logan Tabernacle." The Deseret News, November 9, 1991. 
"Century-Old Mormon Temple Holds A Special Place In Utah's History." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 9. 1993. 
"A 'Clear and Lovely' Day 150 years Ago." The Deseret News, February 15, 2003. 
"Eagle Gate Has Seen Many Changes." The Deseret News, December 31, 2001. 
"Festive Day Hailed Coming of a Capitol." The Deseret News, January 31, 1995. 
"Fillmore Fills Bill as Site of 1st Festivities." The Deseret News, January 3, 1996. 
"The Great Tabernacle: 125-Year-Old Monument to Resourcefulness." The Deseret News, October 3, 1992. 
"Heritage Park: Expansion of This Is The Place State Park to be a Centennial Centerpiece." The Deseret News, April 9, 1995. 
"Legacy Soars on Wings of Eagle." The Deseret News, June 18, 1996. 
"The Lord Gives Command to Build Temple." The Deseret News, July 12, 1997. 
"The Mountain of the Lord: Film Dramatizes Struggle of Saints to Build Temple." The Deseret News, March 20, 1993. 
"Never to be forgotten time." The Deseret News, May 5, 2001. 
"The Original Salt Palace had Short, Lively History." The Salt Lake Tribune, May 31, 1992. 
"Pioneer Artists Enriched Mountain Zion." The Deseret News, October 16, 1988. 
"S.L. Temple merited more than 2 votes." The Deseret News, March 21, 2001. 
"Sugar House Memories." The Deseret News, July 31, 1992. 
"Symbolism: Symbols in Architecture of the Temple are 'A Means of Teaching'" The Deseret News, February 13, 1993. 
"The Salt Lake Tabernacle." The Deseret News, April 1, 2000. 
"Temple Capstone Laid 100 Years Ago." The Deseret News, April 4, 1992. 
"Temple Centennial: Starter, Finisher." Church News, July 11, 1992. 
"Temple Centennial." The Deseret News, December 26, 1992. 
"The Temple is the 'Heart of Sacred Work'" The Deseret News, February 6, 1993. 
"This Is The Place For Living Legacy: Monument, And Village Give A Link To The Past." The Deseret News, July 6, 1996. 
"A Time for Reflection." The Deseret News, April 4, 1993. 
"Walk Highlights Architectural Heritage." The Deseret News, October 2, 1988. 
"Will Justice Be Served In Logan?" The Salt Lake Tribune, March 5, 2000. 
"A Will To Carry On." The Deseret News, May 13, 1992.

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