The Provo City Center Temple is on South University Ave. in downtown Provo, Utah. Construction began in May, 2012, and was dedicated in May, 2016, after an open house to which all comers were invited. It’s the 150th temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
There is a central tower capped with a statue of Moroni, with four towers, one in each corner.
This temple was originally a tabernacle, not a temple. A tabernacle is meant as a meetinghouse for the church. The tabernacle was heavily damaged in a fire in 2010. In 2011, President Monson announced that it would be rebuilt as a temple. The interior was completely redone, but the facade of the tabernacle was preserved. The tabernacle’s pulpit was also saved.
The landscaping around the building is lush and beautiful.
I love this reminder of the purpose of temples: to unite families for eternity.
A reflection of the temple in the glass wall of its neighbor.
- History of the Provo City Center temple on LDSchurchtemples.com
- History of the Provo City Center temple with lots of pictures on lds.org