Provo Temple

With the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints temple tour officially underway, we will start with the Provo Temple.


Provo Utah Temple, 2200 Temple Hill Dr, Provo, Utah 84604, United States


Provo Temple

It is on Temple Hill, just north of Brigham Young University (BYU).

The spot of the Temple Templeways has been called “Temple Hill” since the early days of Provo. For years, the BYU Maeser Building was built on that hill.

It was announced during a meeting with Hugh B Brown and N. Eldon Tanner of the First Presidency and 28 local Stake presidencies.

President Joseph Fielding Smith dedicated it on February 9, 1972. The ceremony was broadcast to several large auditoriums on the BYU campus, including the 22,700-seat Marriott Center.

Some Facts

Here are some excellent old facts

  • Announced
    • August 14, 1967
  • Ground Breaking
    • September 15, 1969
  • Open House
    • Jan. 10-29, 1972
  • Dedicated
    • February 9, 1972
  • Designed by
    • Emil B. Fetzer
  • Temple Design
    • Functional modern with single center spire design
  • Baptistries
    • 1


The original design called for a four-story building totaling 130,825 square Feet. However, the architect was asked to create a functional design that was efficient and affordable.

Hence, the Provo and Ogden temples looked the same.

The temple is on a 17-acre site. The landscaping, gardens, fountains, and walkways were designed to enhance the sacred atmosphere of the site.

Some say the design was to represent the “pillar of cloud” by day and the “pillar of fire” by night. Thus guiding the children of Israel.


The Temple is located across the street from the Missionary Training Center (MTC) and significantly impacts the area.

After some significant flooding, volunteers and the city turned Temple View Drive into a river in 1983 to divert the water away fromTempleemple.

BYU plays a home game on TV. They often show the temple lit up at night.


Templeemple, TempleenTempled for 52 years, has significantly impacted the church’s work. The spot is a great one due to its location and the view from the valley.


Some of this was taken from:

Provo Utah Temple. (2024, June 7). In Wikipedia.

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