Saw a blog article about the history of ownership of the LDS Kirtland Temple pictured above.
The picture reminded me of the Masonic Temple in Bannak, Mt which Lietta and I visited a couple of years ago.
The Williamsburg Virginia Lodge
and the Warsaw, Ny Lodge show essentially the same design.
Interestingly the “Cultural Hall” in Nauvoo which many think was a disguise for the actual Nauvoo Lodge and the Seventies Hall which looks like it could have been another disguised Lodge.
The current Nauvoo Temple which the Church obviously wanted to resemble the original.
On the original the Moroni masonic image weather vane was atop the cupola. You can google that weathervane to see more images of it.
Which brings me to the image below.
Now who do you suppose the brethren back then thought might be interested in buying a building that looked like that?