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

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Oquirrh Mountain 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.

South Jordan is the only city in the world with two LDS temples

South Jordan is the only city in the world with two LDS temples

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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

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Mount Timpanogos 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.

A total of 679,217 people toured the temple during the six weeks of its public open house.

A total of 679,217 people toured the temple during the six weeks of its public open house

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Monticello 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 Monticello temple was the eleventh temple built in Utah

The Monticello temple was the eleventh temple built in Utah

The temple was constructed in just eight months

Originally there was a white angel Moroni statue that "disappeared" on cloudy days

Monticello Utah Temple Facts

Announced: 4 October 1997
Site: 1.33 acres.
Exterior finish: White marble.
Temple design: Classic modern.
Rooms: Baptistry, celestial room, two endowment rooms, two sealing rooms.
Total floor area: 11,225 square feet.
Dimensions: 79 feet by 108 feet; 66 feet high to statue of angel Moroni.
Groundbreaking, site dedication: 17 Nov 1997, by Elder Ben B. Banks of the Seventy.
Dedication: 26-27 July 1998, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; rededicated 17 November 2002 by President Gordon B. Hinckley.

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The temple was constructed in just eight months

Monticello Utah Temple Impressions

I have never visited the Monticello temple. Half way through the session we relocated to a terrestrial room. The celestial room was smaller than the one at Vernal but still very beautiful and peaceful. A temple worker showed us one of the sealing rooms. It was about the same size as the Bountiful sealing rooms that I have attended for weddings. She said there was another sealing room and just one endowment room if you don’t count the terrestrial room.

The temple has few buildings around it and a local told us that a herd of deer will sometimes come through on the land across the street from the temple. This was a very friendly temple with the temple workers shaking our hands, asking where we were from, and insisting that we come back again.

Originally 7,000 square feet, the temple was once the smallest in the Church

Originally 7,000 square feet, the temple was once the smallest in the Church

Later added was a second ordinance room, second sealing room, entrance canopy, waiting room, laundry and additional offices

Added later: a second ordinance room, second sealing room, entrance canopy, waiting room, laundry and additional offices

Other Utah Temples

Bountiful Utah Temple
Draper Utah Temple
Jordan River Utah Temple
Logan Utah Temple
Manti 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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Manti 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.

This is one of two temples still employing live acting for presentation of the endowment

This is one of two temples still employing live acting for presentation of the endowment

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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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Jordan River 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 Jordan River temple entrance

The Jordan River temple entrance

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Draper 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.

Draper temple nearing the end of construction

Draper temple nearing the end of construction

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