In October 2008 I visited all thirteen Utah temples. It was then that almost all of the photographs were taken that appear in this series of posts. To download a photograph click on the image to obtain the full resolution of 3264 x 2448 pixels with a file size of 3 to 4Mb.
Bountiful Utah Temple Facts
Announced: 28 May 1988
Site: 11 acres.
Exterior finish: Bethel white granite.
Temple design: Modern, with single spire.
Rooms: Baptistry, celestial room, four endowment rooms, eight sealing rooms.
Total floor area: 104,000 square feet.
Dimensions: 145 feet by 198 feet; statue of Angel Moroni on top spire; 176 feet high.
Groundbreaking, site dedication: 2 May 1992, by President Ezra Taft Benson.
Dedication: January 8-14, 1995, by President Howard W. Hunter; 28 sessions.
Bountiful Utah Temple Impressions
I was living in what would become the temple district when the temple was built. I helped direct traffic on one of the open house days and accepted other assignments. Jill and I attended one of the dedication ceremonies and saw the prophet. All five of our children received their endowments in this temple and my daughter Sarah was married here.
The endowment rooms are large and the spacious celestial room has a high ceiling and is one of the most beautiful of all the Utah temples. The room reminds me of a cathedral, the way it sweeps upward. We live 13 miles from the temple and we can see it high on the mountainside from our home.
Other Utah Temples
Draper Utah Temple
Jordan River Utah Temple
Logan Utah Temple
Manti Utah Temple
Monticello Utah Temple
Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
Ogden Utah Temple
Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
Provo Utah Temple
Saint George Utah Temple
Salt Lake Utah Temple
Vernal Utah Temple