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Salt Lake Mormon Temples

Set in a valley ringed with majestic mountains, the historic Salt Lake Temple stands as the centerpiece of Temple Square in downtown Salt Lake City and an internationally recognized symbol of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The temple’s six impressive spires are a prominent feature in the downtown area of this western metropolis.

“Here will be the Temple of our God,” Church President Brigham Young stated as he stood between the diverging forks of City Creek in July 1847.  Just days earlier, Young had arrived in the Salt Lake Valley after crossing the plains with other Mormon pioneers who were seeking religious freedom in the uncharted territory west of the United States. Truman O. Angell was appointed as temple architect, and William Ward, who had been trained in architecture in England, created drawings for the temple with Angell’s direction. The site for the temple was officially dedicated on 14 February 1853, and six weeks later, on April 6, the cornerstones were put in place.

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utah Statistics
Temples

Finished/Dedicated: 16

Under Construction: 1

Membership

2,000,554

Missions

9

Congregations

4,971

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Mormon temples are the holiest places of worship on earth for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Within these sacred walls, participants commit to live ethical and morally upright lives, and to be faithful to their spouse and family.