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Project Ogden Utah Temple and Tabernacle Renovation

Project Size

131,000 square feet

Project Dates

36 months

Project Location

350 22nd Street Ogden, UT

The Ogden Utah Temple was originally dedicated in 1972 as the 14th operating temple for the Church and the 5th in Utah.

Project Description


Originally dedicated in 1972 as the 14th operating temple for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and the fifth in Utah, the Ogden Utah Temple recently received a complete overhaul—reshaping the exterior with new stone and art glass and reconfiguring the entrance from the west side to the east side, where it now faces Washington Boulevard. Completing the exterior facelift is a 14-foot, 2-inch figure of the angel Moroni, which tops the temple. Made of fiberglass coated with gold leaf and weighing nearly 800 pounds, the iconic statue was removed at the beginning of the project and completely reconditioned. The statue brings the height of the renovated temple to just under 190 feet.

While the interior structure remained largely the same, with some reconfigured rooms, Big-D updated all interior design and auxiliary systems with modern, energy-saving equipment. Before the temple closed for renovation, it served approximately 261,928 Church members.

The adjacent historic Ogden Tabernacle, which was the last tabernacle built by the Church, also sustained changes, including the removal of its steeple, which lends more prominence to the temple. The above-ground parking structure was replaced with surface and underground parking consisting of two levels and accommodating 464 parking stalls. All landscaping was redone, featuring two new beautiful water features on the east and west sides of the temple.