| The Appearance of Far West Has Changed Over the Years|
The Joseph Smith Home, 200 Yards Southwest of the Temple Excavation
1875 Account of Far West
Far West Businesses
Public Square Busy streets full of commerce and business
The Exodus of Far West
Community of Christ (RLDS) marker, November 1963
Far West at the Turn of the 20th Century
RLDS Church Building Constructed on the Far West Public Square, 1905-1906
Much of the land around the Temple Lot remained in the possession of John Whitmer's descendants for many years.
Temple Lot Scenes
The Temple Lot northwest cornerstone, ca. 1950
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS/Mormons) acquired the Temple Site and surrounding properites in the 1970s.
LDS Monument, ca. 1970
John Siebert, Mark Scherer, Lach Mackay and Mike Riggs visit the Far West Temple Site southeast cornerstone, 1994
Copyrighted images provided courtesy of the Community of Christ Archives, Independence, Missouri, © 2002