Logan Utah Temple

The Logan Utah Temple (formerly the Logan Temple) was completed in 1884, and is the fourth temple built by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located in the city of Logan, Utah, it was the second temple built in the Rocky Mountains, after the St. George Temple, which remains the only Latter-day Saint temple that has been in operation longer than the Logan Temple.

Logan Utah Temple
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Dedicated May 17, 1884 (May 17, 1884) by
John Taylor
Site 9 acres (3.6 hectares)
Floor area 119,619 sq ft (11,113 m2)
Height 170 ft (52 m)
Preceded by St. George Utah Temple
Followed by Manti Utah Temple
Official websiteNews & images
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Announced 1863
Groundbreaking May 17, 1877 by
John Willard Young
Open House February 5 – March 3, 1979 (after renovations)
Rededicated March 13, 1979 by
Spencer W. Kimball
Designed by Truman O. Angell
Location 175 North 300 East
Logan, Utah
United States
Exterior finish Dark-colored siliceous limestone
Temple design Castellated Gothic
Ordinance rooms 4 (stationary sessions)
Sealing rooms 11
Clothing rental Available
Cafeteria Available
Visitors' center Not available

Coordinates: 41°44′2.979600″N 111°49′40.59480″W / 41.73416100000°N 111.8279430000°W / 41.73416100000; -111.8279430000

Logan Temple
Logan Utah Temple is located in Utah
Logan Utah Temple
Logan Utah Temple is located in the United States
Logan Utah Temple
LocationBetween 2nd and 3rd East and 1st and 2nd North, Logan, Utah
Coordinates41°44′03″N 111°49′38″W / 41.73417°N 111.82722°W / 41.73417; -111.82722
Areaover 9 acres (3.6 ha)
ArchitectTruman O. Angell
Architectural styleGothic Revival
NRHP reference No.75001801[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 20, 1975

The temple in Logan was announced on October 6, 1876,[2][3] with its groundbreaking taking place on May 18, 1877. The groundbreaking was shortly after dedication of the St. George Temple on April 6, 1877. The site of the Logan Temple had been held in reserve for many years. It was used as a park and public grounds before being dedicated as the site for the temple. The Salt Lake Temple had been announced in 1847, but construction was still underway and would not be completed until 1893, so the Logan and St. George temples were built to satisfy the church's need for temples.

More than 25,000 people worked on the Logan Temple. Timber for the building was hauled from the Temple Fork area of Logan Canyon. Lime and quartzite was quarried out of nearby Green Canyon. Most materials were extracted during winter when farm duties were low and because transporting material was easier on sled than wagon. A combination of hired hands and volunteers were used with wards providing quotas of volunteers. As completion of the temple neared, women in the area were asked to make carpets for the temple, since commercially made carpet could not be bought in Utah at the time. The women spent two months working to hand make 2,144 square yards of carpet.[4]

The Logan Temple was the second temple to be completed in the Utah area and is the church's sixth largest. It was built on a 9-acre (3.6 ha) plot selected by church president Brigham Young and has 4 ordinance rooms and 11 sealing rooms, with a total floor area of 119,619 square feet (11,113.0 m2).The design by the church's head architect, Truman O. Angell, had two towers and was based on the same pattern as the Salt Lake Temple, with a large assembly hall and other similar rooms. On May 17, 1884 the Logan Temple was dedicated by church president John Taylor. The design incorporates an unusual amount of Gothic detailing compared with other temples, which are more Renaissance or Byzantine-inspired.[3]

In 1917, a fire destroyed much of the southeast stairway of the Logan Temple and $40,000 was spent to repair it within three months. In 1949, the temple was remodeled and received updated lighting, heating, air conditioning, elevators, and other modern conveniences. In 1977, more remodeling was undertaken and the interior was completely gutted and redone. After remodeling, the temple was rededicated on March 13, 1979 by church president Spencer W. Kimball.

The Logan Temple was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on November 20, 1975.[1]

Temple presidentsEdit

Notable temple presidents have included: Marriner W. Merrill (1884–1906); William Budge (1906–18); ElRay L. Christiansen (1943–52); and W. Rolfe Kerr (2008–11). Thomas M. Cherrington has been the current temple president since October 2020.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ McIntyre, Hutch (April 10, 2018). "Logan Utah Temple". ChurchofJesusChrist.org. Retrieved April 10, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Roberts, Allen D. (June 2, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Logan Temple". National Park Service. Retrieved February 26, 2014.
  4. ^ Larkin, Melvin A (1954). "The History of the L.D.S. Temple in Logan, Utah". All Graduate Theses and Dissertations.

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