Plat of the City of Zion, circa Early June–25 June 1833

  • Source Note
  • Historical Introduction
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Explanation— This p[lot] [con]taines one mile square all the squares in <the> plot containes ten acres each being 40 rods square you will observe that the lots are laid off alternate in the squares in one square runing from the south and North to the line through the middle of the square and the next the lots runs from the east and west to the middle line each lot is 2 4 perches pe[rc]hes, in front and 20 back making ¼ of an acre in each lot so that no one street will be built on intire<ly through the street> but one square the houses stand on one street and on the next one another except the middle range of squares which runs North and south in which range are the painted squares the lots are laid off in these squares North and south all of them because these squares are 40 perches by 60 being twenty perches longer than the others the long way of them being east and west and by runing all the lo[ts] [in] these squares North and south it makes all the lots in the City of one size the painted squares [in the] middle are for publick buildings the one without any figure is for store houses fo[r] [the] and to be devoted to his use figure one is for Temples for the use of the the circles inside of the square are the places for the temples you will see it containes twelve f[igures] 2 is for the Temples for the it also is to contain 12 Temples the whole square <plot> is s[upposed] to contain from 15 to 20 thousand people you will therefore see that it will require 24 building to supply them with houses of worship schools & none of these temples are to be smaller than the one of which we send you the draft this is to be built in square number marked figure one and to be built where the circle is which has a cross on it. On the north and south of the plot where the line is drawn is to be laid off for barns stables &c for the use of the city so that no barns or stables will be in the City among the houses the ground to be occupied for these must be laid off according to wisdom wisdom. On the North and South are to be laid off the farms for the agracultur<i>sts a sufficient quanty of land to supply the whole plot and if it cannot be laid off without going <too> great a distance from the city, there mus[t] also be laid off on the east and west where this square is thus laid off and supplied lay off another in the same way and so fill up the world in these last days and let every man live in the City for this is the
[all the streets a]re of one width. being eight perches wide als[o the space round] the painted sq outer edge of the painted squares is [to be eight perches between] the Temples and the street on every side
The Scale of the plot is 40 perc perches to the inch
No one lot in this is to contain more than one hous & that to be built 25 feet back from the street lea leaving a small yard in front to be planted in a grove according to the taste of the builder the rest of the lot for gardens &c all the houses to be of brick and stone
Cardinal Directions
East
North
South
West
[Drawing of 49 city blocks in 7 rows and 7 columns]
Three Center Blocks
[Empty block]
 
 
 
 
 
 
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1
4 5 6
 
7 8 9
 
10 11 12
13 14 15
 
16 2 17 18
 
19 20 21
 
22 23 24
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Explanation— This plot containes one mile square all the squares in the plot containes ten acres each being 40 rods square you will observe that the lots are laid off alternate in the squares in one square runing from the south and North to the line through the middle of the square and the next the lots runs from the east and west to the middle line each lot is 4 perches, in front and 20 back making ¼ of an acre in each lot so that no one street will be built on intirely through the street but one square the houses stand on one street and on the next one another except the middle range of squares which runs North and south in which range are the painted squares the lots are laid off in these squares North and south all of them because these squares are 40 perches by 60 being twenty perches longer than the others the long way of them being east and west and by runing all the lots [in] these squares North and south it makes all the lots in the City of one size the painted squares [in the] middle are for publick buildings the one without any figure is for store houses for [the] and to be devoted to his use figure one is for Temples for the use of the the circles inside of the square are the places for the temples you will see it containes twelve figures 2 is for the Temples for the it also is to contain 12 Temples the whole plot is supposed to contain from 15 to 20 thousand people you will therefore see that it will require 24 building to supply them with houses of worship schools & none of these temples are to be smaller than the one of which we send you the draft this is to be built in square marked figure one and to be built where the circle is which has a cross on it. On the north and south of the plot where the line is drawn is to be laid off for barns stables &c for the use of the city so that no barns or stables will be in the City among the houses the ground to be occupied for these must be laid off according to wisdom. On the North and South are to be laid off the farms for the agraculturists a sufficient quanty of land to supply the whole plot and if it cannot be laid off without going too great a distance from the city, there must also be laid off on the east and west where this square is thus laid off and supplied lay off another in the same way and so fill up the world in these last days and let every man live in the City for this is the
all the streets are of one width. being eight perches wide also the space round the outer edge of the painted squares is to be eight perches between the Temples and the street on every side
The Scale of the plot is 40 perches to the inch
No one lot in this is to contain more than one hous & that to be built 25 feet back from the street leaving a small yard in front to be planted in a grove according to the taste of the builder the rest of the lot for gardens &c all the houses to be of brick and stone
Cardinal Directions
East
North
South
West
[Drawing of 49 city blocks in 7 rows and 7 columns]
Three Center Blocks
[Empty block]
 
 
 
 
 
 
1 2 3
1
4 5 6
 
7 8 9
 
10 11 12
13 14 15
 
16 2 17 18
 
19 20 21
 
22 23 24
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