Provo Utah Temple Picture and History

The Provo Utah Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (commonly called the Mormons) is located on the east bench of Provo, Utah at the mouth of Rock Canyon.

The temple was the 6th temple built in the state of Utah and is one of the busiest temples in the Church due to its proximity with Brigham Young University (BYU) and the Missionary Training Center (MTC).

The Provo Utah Temple was completed in 1972 and took three years to build.  The temple sits on 17 acres and it has ~130,000 square feet including 6 endowment rooms and 12 sealing rooms.  The architecture of the temple was similar to the Ogden Utah Temple, until that temple was completely renovated and rededicated in 2014.

Originally, the Provo Utah Temple did not have the Angel Moroni statue mounted on top of the spire, and the spire was painted gold.  The temple was made to look like a “cloud by day and a pillar by night” referring to how the Children of Israel was looked over by God. This was done by having the lower part like a big white cloud (hence it’s interesting shape) and the spire being originally gold.  In 2003, the exterior of the Provo Utah Temple was renovated and the Angel Moroni was added to the top of the spire and the spire was painted white.

Another interesting fact, you can see the Mount Timpanogos Temple from the grounds of the Provo Utah Temple.

Stock Image available of the Provo Utah Temple

Provo Utah Temple at sunset

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The Provo Utah Temple is the first temple in the city of Provo.  In 2010, the Provo Tabernacle located in the center of Provo suffered a tragic fire that burned the entire structure and only the brick exterior remained. In October 2011, President Thomas S. Monson, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced that the Provo Tabernacle would be rebuilt as the Provo City Center Temple, much to the delight of the members of the Church.  The Provo City Center Temple will be the second in the city of Provo.

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