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Brigham City Utah Temple

The Brigham City Utah Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) in Brigham City, Utah. The temple was announced by church president Thomas S. Monson on October 3, 2009, during the church's general conference.[3] The temple was announced concurrently with those to be constructed in Concepción, Chile, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Fortaleza, Brazil and Sapporo, Japan; at the time, the announcement brought the total number of temples worldwide to 151 (including those under construction and announced). It is the fourteenth temple of the LDS Church completed in Utah.

Brigham City Utah Temple
LDS temple, Brigham City.jpg
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Dedicated September 23, 2012 (September 23, 2012) by
Boyd K. Packer
Site 3.14 acres (1.3 hectares)
Floor area 36,000 sq ft (3,300 m2)
Height 165 ft (50 m)
Preceded by Manaus Brazil Temple
Followed by Calgary Alberta Temple
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Coordinates: 41°30′19.48″N 112°0′59.65″W / 41.5054111°N 112.0165694°W / 41.5054111; -112.0165694

The temple is located on the property where the Central Elementary School once stood at 250 South Main Street in Brigham City, across from the historic tabernacle.[4]

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on July 31, 2010, and was conducted by Boyd K. Packer, president of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles and a native of Brigham City.[5]

On the morning of June 28, 2011, the western spire was installed. The angel Moroni statue was installed on the eastern tower on July 12, 2011. The installation was delayed for almost two hours due to weather problems.[6]

A public open house was held from August 18 through September 15, 2012, excluding Sundays and Saturdays. The temple was formally dedicated in three sessions on September 23, 2012, by Packer. The dedicatory sessions were broadcast to congregations of the church within Utah. In conjunction with the dedication of the temple, there was a cultural celebration featuring music and dance on September 22.[7]

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  1. ^ "President Thomas S. Monson: 'Welcome to Conference'", Deseret News, October 3, 2009, retrieved 2012-11-06.
  2. ^ Talor, Scott (October 4, 2009), "Brigham City among five new locales for LDS temples", Deseret News, retrieved 2012-11-06.
  3. ^ Taylor, Scott (October 3, 2009). "Brigham City among five new locales for LDS temples". Deseret News. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
  4. ^ "And the location is..." Box Elder News Journal. October 27, 2009. Retrieved October 15, 2012.
  5. ^ "President Packer Presides at Groundbreaking of Brigham City Utah Temple", Newsroom (Press release), LDS Church, July 31, 2010, retrieved October 15, 2012
  6. ^ Stettler, Jeremiah (July 15, 2011), "Thousands see Moroni go up on Mormon temple", The Salt Lake Tribune
  7. ^ "Mormon Brigham City Utah Temple Open House and Dedication Dates Announced", Newsroom (Press release), LDS Church, April 19, 2012, retrieved October 15, 2012

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