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 (LDS Church). 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 LDS temple that has been in operation longer than the Logan Temple.

Temple History

Early Years

The temple in Logan was announced on October 6, 1876,[1][2] 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 used for the temple 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 that time. The women spent two months working to hand make 2,144 square yards of carpet.[3]

The Logan Temple was the second temple to be completed in the Utah area and is the church's sixth largest temple. It was built on a Template:Convert plot selected by Brigham Young and has 4 ordinance rooms and 11 sealing rooms, with a total floor area of Template:Convert.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 LDS Church president John Taylor. The design incorporates an unusual amount of Gothic detailing compared with other temples, which are more Renaissance or Byzantine-inspired.[2]

In 1917, a fire destroyed much of the southeast stairway of the Logan Temple. Forty thousand dollars 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.[4]

2019 Vandalism

[24-Dec-2019] Logan police have detained a man who they say broke into the Logan Utah Temple early Tuesday. The man was taken into custody following a search that took several hours, according to police.

The incident began just before 3:30 a.m. when police were called to the temple in Logan on a report of a possible break-in, said Logan Police Capt. Curtis Hooley. Officers arrived to find the glass on one of the main entryway doors broken out, he said. [5][6]

Temple presidents

Notable temple presidents have included: Marriner W. Merrill (1884–1906); William Budge (1906–18); ElRay L. Christiansen (1943–52); Vaughn J. Featherstone (2002–05); and W. Rolfe Kerr (2008–11). The current temple president is Glen O. Jenson. (2015-

2014 New Temple President

Glen Orvil Jenson, 74, Dry Canyon Ward, Logan Utah Mount Logan Stake, succeeding President G. Ward Taylor. President Jenson’s wife, Kathylene Howard Jenson, will serve as temple matron, succeeding Sister Lynette R. Taylor. He serves as a sealer in the Logan Utah Temple and as a ward temple preparation teacher. He has served as an Area Seventy, second counselor in the Nauvoo Illinois Temple presidency, stake president, and high councilor. A retired professor, he was born in Logan, Utah, to Orvil Monson and Marva Sorensen Jenson.

Sister Jenson serves as a temple preparation teacher and as a temple ordinance worker at the Logan Utah Temple. She has served as an assistant to the matron of the Nauvoo Illinois Temple, counselor in a stake Relief Society presidency, and as a ward Relief Society, Young Women, and Primary president. She was born in Logan, Utah, to Lorin Pack and Lula Andrews Howard.[7]

Temple District

Cache County

# LDS # Title Found Date Temple District 1st president Notes Status
001 0918 Benson Utah Stake 07 May 1978 Logan Dale M. Rundlisbacher BAMRHT
002 1559 Hyde Park Utah Stake 22 Sept 1985 Logan Vincent E. Erickson BAMRHT
003 0046 Hyrum Utah Stake 30 Apr 1901 Logan William C. Parkinson BAMRHT
004 1046 Hyrum Utah North Stake 05 Aug 1979 Logan J. Spencer Ward BAMRHT
005 0080 Logan Utah Stake 04 Jun 1920 Logan Oliver H. Budge BAMRHT
006 0013 Logan Utah Cache Stake 21 May 1877 Logan Moses Thatcher Originally Cache Stake
BAMRHT
007 1422 Logan Utah Cache West Stake 22 May 1983 Logan Miles Peter Jensen BAMTHR
008 1241 Logan Utah Central Stake 08 Mar 1981 Logan Thad A. Carlson BAMRHT
009 0164 Logan Utah East Stake 02 Feb 1947 Logan J. Howard Maughan Originally called East Cache Stake
BAMRHT
010 xxxx Logan Utah Married Student 1st Stake date Logan L Weber State Univ.
011 xxxx Logan Utah Married Student 2nd Stake date Logan L Weber State Univ.
012 0160 Logan Utah Mount Logan Stake 17 Nov 1946 Logan A. George Raymond Originally called Mount Logan Stake
BAMRHT
013 1347 Logan Utah South Stake 06 Jun 1982 Logan Ronald Skeen Peterson BAMRHT
014 0259 Logan Utah YSA 1st Stake 13 Apr 1958 Logan Reed Bullen Weber State Univ.
015 0427 Logan Utah YSA 2nd Stake 12 Feb 1967 Logan Reynold K. Watkins Weber State Univ.
016 xxxx Logan Utah YSA 3rd Stake date Logan L Weber State Univ.
017 xxxx Logan Utah YSA 4th Stake date Logan L Weber State Univ.
018 xxxx Logan Utah YSA 5th Stake date Logan L Weber State Univ.
019 xxxx Logan Utah YSA 6th Stake date Logan L Weber State Univ.
020 xxxx Logan Utah YSA 7th Stake date Logan L Weber State Univ.
021 2416 Mendon Utah Stake 23 Nov 1997 Logan Edwin Hyrum Jenson BAMRHT
022 2644 Nibley Utah Stake 20 Jun 2004 Logan Ronald Dale Bliesner BAMRHT
023 xxxx Nibley Utah West Stake 19 May 2019 Logan L BAMRHT
024 0528 North Logan Utah Stake 11 Oct 1970 Logan Charles L. Hyde Originally Cache North Stake BAMRHT
025 2244 North Logan Utah Green Canyon Stake 22 Sep 1996 Logan Jerry Allen Wilson BAMRHT
026 0561 Providence Utah Stake 12 Dec 1971 Logan Asa L. Beecher BAMRHT
027 1351 Providence Utah South Stake 13 Jun 1982 Logan Lanny J. Nalder BAMRHT
028 2880 Providence Utah YSA Stake 29 Aug 2010 Logan L BAM
029 0047 Richmond Utah Stake 01 May 1901 Logan William H. Lewis Originally "Benson Stake". BAMRHT
030 2865 River Heights Utah Stake 15 May 2009 Logan William B. Cook BAMRHT
031 0119 Smithfield Utah Stake 09 Jan 1938 Logan Alfred W. Chambers BAMRHT
032 1384 Smithfield Utah North Stake 21 Nov 1982 Logan W. Noble Erickson BAMRHT
033 2877 Smithfield Utah South Stake 02 May 2010 Logan Douglas A. Nielson BAMRHT
034 2881 Smithfield Utah YSA Stake 29 Aug 2010 Logan L BA
035 1043 Wellsville Utah Stake 17 Jun 1979 Logan Donald Joseph Jeppeson Jr. BAMRHT

Franklin County, ID

  1. Arimo Idaho Stake
  2. Franklin Idaho Stake
  3. Grace Idaho Stake
  4. Paris Idaho Stake
  5. Preston Idaho North Stake
  6. Preston Idaho South Stake

Access

Template:Main article Temple access is available to church members who hold a current temple recommend, as is the case with all operating Latter-day Saints temples. An adjacent visitors center is open to the public. An LDS Church meetinghouse is across the street on the East, which is also open to the public.


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Logan Utah Temple

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On May 17, 1884 the Logan Utah Temple was dedicated by LDS Church president John Taylor. The design incorporates an unusual amount of Gothic detailing compared with other temples, which are more Renaissance or Byzantine-inspired. It is the 2nd oldest operating temple of the church and serves the saints in Cache Valley.

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