Sunday, March 29, 2009

Red Brick Store

Although we've been to Nauvoo various times in the past years, we've never seemed to have the time to visit Joseph Smith's Red Brick Store. What an interesting building! We learned that its name is not because of the bricks which it is made from, but rather from the color of the walls inside the store. Ox blood and buttermilk were mixed to create the interior paint - which is where the name of the store came from. Yes, a little trivia there.
Today's largest women's organization in the world - the Relief Society, was organized in this simple room. Additionally, the first restored temple ordinances were also performed here. Amazing events which have strongly impacted my life began in this small room.

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