Completion of the Salt Lake City Temple in 1892 marked a transition in Mormon architectural styles as well as in the life of the church as a whole. The Victorian style of the temple annex showed the entry of the Mormon church into the mainstream of American society. Until this time, Mormon architecture was dominated by a blend of American colonial, Greek Revival and Gothic Revival forms. Temples built thereafter used the best design ideas of contemporary society. Competitions allowed new people to demonstrate their abilities, buildings were adapted to their surroundings, and structures of high aesthetic and spiritual value were produced. Based on papers from Mormon archives.