Ogden 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 was the first temple dedicated in the <em>state</em> of Utah rather than in Utah Territory

Ogden is the first temple dedicated in the state of Utah rather than in Utah Territory

The statue of Moroni was added over 30 years after the temple dedication

The statue of Moroni was added over 30 years after the temple dedication

Ogden Utah Temple Facts

Announced: 24 August 1967
Site: 10 acres.
Exterior finish: White cast stone with a fluted appearance, gold anodized aluminum grillwork, gold directional glass windows.
Temple design: Modern and functional.
Rooms: Baptistry, celestial room, six endowment rooms, eleven sealing rooms, four floors.
Total floor area: 131,000 square feet.
Dimensions: 200 feet by 184 feet; single tower of 180 feet high.
Groundbreaking, site dedication: 8 September 1969, President N. Eldon Tanner conducted; prayers given by President Alvin R. Dyer and President Joseph Fielding Smith; ground broken by President Hugh B. Brown.
Dedication: 18-20 January 1972, by President Joseph Fielding Smith.

The temple was the first built with six ordinance rooms, allowing sessions to begin every 20 minutes

The temple was the first built with six ordinance rooms, allowing sessions to begin every 20 minutes

Ogden Utah Temple Impressions

I was married in the Ogden temple 29 years ago. The ceremony was short and simple but the result was very powerful. Knowing that you are bound to each other forever makes you try a little harder in your marriage. You are also more likely to be open to be guided by correct principles.

I lived in the Ogden temple district for several years. The temple used to have escalators to take you to the upper floors. They were removed and replaced with stairs. The celestial room seems very small and plain compared with other large temples. I am very fond of the Ogden temple and always enjoy a visit there.

The spire was originally gold colored but in 2002 was painted white

The spire was originally gold colored but in 2002 was painted white

The Ogden temple is a sister building to the Provo temple

The Ogden temple is a sister building to the Provo temple

Other Utah Temples

Bountiful Utah Temple
Draper Utah Temple
Jordan River Utah Temple
Logan Utah Temple
Manti Utah Temple
Monticello Utah Temple
Mount Timpanogos 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. The Ogden Utah temple will be closed sometime around April 2011. The reason for this is that the exterior and the temple grounds will be completely redesigned. Also, underground parking will be built. The reason for this is that the Ogden temple is the fourth busiest temple in the world. So, those going to the Ogden temple will have to attend either the Bountiful or Logan temple.

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