Thursday, February 4, 2016


When the Pioneers settled in Utah County, the entire county
was one stake . . . the Utah Stake.
Later, it was divided in half.
From Provo south, became the Provo Stake.
Orem to the Point of the Mountain became the Alpine Stake.

The original Provo Tabernacle is the smaller  building in this picture.
It was built in 1861, and torn down in 1919.
Tabernacle #2 was used as a church and civic center from 1898-2010.

President William Howard Taft
even spoke in the Tabernacle!

This is what the inside of the Tabernacle looked like
when I went there for several concerts.

On December 17, 2010, the Provo Tabernacle
was destroyed by fire.  Apparently from some equipment
being used for a Christmas concert.

Firemen found this picture of Christ among the ruins.

 During the October 2011 General Conference, President Monson
announced that a temple would be built out of the remaining
shell of the Tabernacle.  The temple would be named the
Provo City Center Temple.

It looked like the Temple was jacked up, but it was
dug down to make the parking lot.

The Angel Moroni was hoisted up.

Almost finished

Celestial Room 
(photos for books, etc)

Mt. Timpanogos in the background

Tickets for the open house were hard to get.
The website actually crashed within the first
30 minutes that it was up.
Then, tickets were made available sporadically.
I got me a ticket for January 29.

I loved all the old pictures from the exhibit.
But, too many people were too close.
The little blue square is the location of the new temple.

 Statue of Christ in the gazebo

Who ordered such a perfectly beautiful (but freezing) day?

Hahaha . . . selfie!

Just like the St. George Temple, a beehive was created.

White sky on the left, blue on the right.
Must be BYU country!

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