Provo 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.

Provo was the sixth temple built in Utah and the first in Utah County

Provo was the sixth temple built in Utah and the first in Utah County

Across the street is the Missionary Training Center

Across the street is the Missionary Training Center

Provo Utah Temple Facts

Announced: 14 August 1967
Site: 17 acres.
Exterior finish: White cast stone, gold anodized aluminum grills, bronze glass panels, and single spire finished in gold and anodized aluminum.
Temple design: Modern and functional.
Rooms: Baptistry, celestial room, six endowment rooms, 12 sealing rooms.
Total floor area: 130,825 square feet.
Dimensions: 200 feet by 184 feet; 175 feet high with a 118-foot spire on top of the building.
Groundbreaking, site dedication: 15 September 1969, ground broken by President Hugh B. Brown.
1Dedication: 9 February 1972; dedicatory prayer written by President Joseph Fielding Smith and read by President Harold B. Lee.

The temple stands adjacent to Brigham Young University.

The temple stands adjacent to Brigham Young University.

Provo Utah Temple Impressions

I have seen the temple several times but this visit was the first time that I entered. Over the years bringing four missionaries to the MTC ensures that I am quite familiar with the temple’s exterior. The temple really looks majestic with the mountains as a backdrop. This is a sister temple to the Ogden temple.

An angel Moroni statue was finally added to spire over 31 years after the dedication

An angel Moroni statue was finally added to spire over 31 years after the dedication

The spire—originally gold colored—was painted white in 2003

The spire—originally gold colored—was painted white in 2003

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
Ogden Utah Temple
Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple
Saint George Utah Temple
Salt Lake Utah Temple
Vernal Utah Temple
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