Logan Utah Temple

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.

The temple is visible for miles throughout northern Utah's Cache Valley

The temple is visible for miles throughout northern Utah's Cache Valley

The temple was the second temple built in Utah

The temple was the second temple built in Utah

Logan Utah Temple Facts

Announced: 18 May 1877.
Site: 9 acres.
Exterior finish: Dark-colored, siliceous limestone, extremely hard and compact in texture, was used for the major portion of the temple. Buff-colored limestone, more easily carved, was used wherever intricate shaping was necessary.
Temple design: Castellated style.
Rooms: Baptistry, celestial room, four endowment rooms, 11 sealing rooms, five stories.
Total floor area: Originally 59,130 square feet, 115,507 square feet after remodeling.
Dimensions: 168 feet by 224 feet; 86 feet high. The east tower is 170 feet high; the west tower is 165 feeet high; there are four octagonal towers, each 100 feet high.
Groundbreaking, site dedication: 17 May 1877; site dedicated by Elder Orson Pratt, ground broken by President John W. Young of the First Presidency.
Dedication: 17-19 May 1884, by President John Taylor.

The temple was built entirely by volunteer labor over a seven-year period

The temple was built entirely by volunteer labor over a seven-year period

Logan Utah Temple Impressions

My wife’s parents were married in the Logan temple. I have visited the grounds before but this is the first time I have been inside the temple. On my last visit in October I arrived in the early morning and you can’t miss the temple in the dark. It is on a hill and well lit.

After leaving the temple there was a cold wind blowing as a storm moved in. It is always interesting to view a temple with a backdrop of storm clouds.

The exterior was originally painted an off-white color to hide the dark, rough-hewn limestone

The exterior was originally painted an off-white color to hide the dark, rough-hewn limestone

This the only temple to be completely gutted and rebuilt inside

This is the only temple to be completely gutted and rebuilt inside

Other Utah Temples

Bountiful Utah Temple
Draper Utah Temple
Jordan River 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
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Comments

  1. D Ann Cox says:

    Wonderful information on Temples. I don`t believe the Logan Temple was dedicated in 1984. A small typing error. Thank You.

  2. Nice photos and information. I play around with time lapse as a hobby and have a DVD with the five northern Utah temples. Let me know via e-mail and I’ll send you one.
    Dave

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