20 little-known facts about the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple on the 20th anniversary of its dedication

20 little-known facts about the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple on the 20th anniversary of its dedication

Happy 20th Birthday to my temple! I received my endowments and I have been an Ordinance worker at the Mount Timpanaogos Temple! 

As part of the 20th anniversary of the dedication of the Mount Timpanaogos Utah Temple, here are 20 little-known facts about this House of the Lord:

  1. The Mount Timpanogos Temple was the Church’s 49th operating temple.
  1. The Mount Timpanogos Temple was preceded by the Hong Kong China Temple and it was followed by the St. Louis Missouri Temple. There are currently 149 temples in operation in the world.
  1. The Mount Timpanogos Temple was the ninth temple in the state of Utah and the second built in Utah County. The first temple in Utah County, the Provo Utah Temple, was dedicated in 1972.
  1. Eight temples have been built, or announced, in Utah since the construction of the Mount Timpanogos Temple — Draper, Brigham City, Oquirrh Mountain, Payson, Vernal, Monticello, Provo City Center and Cedar City.
  2. The floor plan of the Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple was adapted from the floor plan of the Bountiful Utah Temple, which was dedicated in 1995. While the two temples are nearly identical from the outside, the spire on each is distinctly different.
  3. The exterior finish of the Mount Timpanogos Temple features sierra white granite with art glass windows and bronze doors.
  1. Groundbreaking ceremonies took place on Oct. 9, 1993 and the six-week public open house was held from Aug. 6 through Sept. 21, 1996, which attracted 679,217 people. The temple was dedicated by President Gordon B. Hinckley — who was then president of the Church — from Oct. 13-19, 1996.
  1. The total floor area of the Mount Timpanogos Temple is 107,240 feet. There are four ordinance rooms and eight sealing rooms at the Mount Timpanogos Temple.
  1. About 12,000 attended the groundbreaking of the Mount Timpanogos Temple. During those services, the Church announced the location of the Madrid Spain Temple.
  2. The 13-foot-3-inch gold-leafed statue of the Angel Moroni was set atop the Mount Timpanogos Temple on July 17, 1995.

 

Read the full article at UtahValley360

The following two tabs change content below.

Write a Comment

Your e-mail address will not be published.
Required fields are marked*

65,173 Spambots Blocked by Simple Comments