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.
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.
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.
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