Graffiti and the Kirtland Temple

Tom Kimball has worked as a volunteer handyman and tour guide at the Kirtland Temple since 2016. At some point, he began actively looking for and logging the existing graffiti in the temple. Some of it is likely from teens gathered in the bell tower over a 1920’s RLDS reunion campout, but some of it is much older. From a scrawled 1956 date next to initials in the bell tower and stylish Italian cursive under Aaronic alters, to initials and possible signatures of 1830s church leaders, the discoveries are historical and fantastic.

Tom Kimball, Yoshimi Fey Gonzalez