This Day In History

    • Announcement
    • 1968 Washington D.C. Temple Announced
    • 1975 Seattle Washington Temple Announced
    • Ground Breaking
    • 2011 Ground broken for Fortaleza Brazil Temple

Full Chronology

Note: This page is under construction, and will be for quite some time as I gather and place the information on the various temples. Please be patient! It will also be a very LARGE page, as it is going to contain an average of 4 entries minimum for 201 temples (so far.)

Joseph Smith Jr., 1830-1844

Called: 1830 April 6

Martyred: 1844 June 27 – Carthage, Illinois


1831

Independence Missouri Original design

Independence Missouri

Announced: May, Joseph Smith Jr. (Prophet)

Design Revealed: June, via letter from Joseph Smith Jr. (President)

Independence Missouri

Independence Missouri

Design Revised: August-September, Joseph Smith Jr. (President)
Ground Broken: August 3, Joseph Smith Jr. (President)

1832

Kirtland Ohio

Kirtland Ohio

Announced: 27 December, Joseph Smith Jr. (President)

1833

Kirtland Ohio

Kirtland Ohio

Construction Commenced: 5 June

Independence Missouri

Independence Missouri

Abandoned: November, Saints forced out of Jackson County Missouri.

1833

Kirtland Ohio

Kirtland Ohio

Dedicated: 27 March, Joseph Smith (President)

Dedicated Temples: 1

1837

Far West Temple

Far West Missouri

Groundbreaking: 3 July, Groundbreaking and Excavation commence

1838

Far West Temple

Far West

Announced: 26 April, Joseph Smith (President)
Site Dedication: 4 July, Brigham Young (Apostle)

Adam-ondi-Ahman Temple

Adam-ondi-Ahman

Site Dedication: October – Site Dedicated, Brigham Young (Apostle)

1840

Nauvoo Illinois

Nauvoo Illinois

Announced: August, Joseph Smith (President)

1841

Nauvoo Illinois

Nauvoo Illinois

Groundbreaking: 18 February, Joseph Smith (President)


Apostolic Interregnum, 1844-1847

After the Martyrdom of Joseph Smith the remaining Apostles took over leadership of the Church for a period of a few years until Brigham Young was Called, sustained and set apart as the second Prophet and President of the Church


1846

Nauvoo Illinois

Dedication: 1-3 May, Orson Hyde (Apostle)
Dedicated Temples: 1


Brigham Young, 1847-1877


Called: 1830 December 27
Died: 1877 August 29, Salt Lake City


1847

Salt Lake

Announced: 28 July, Brigham Young (President)

1848

Nauvoo Illinois

Sold: 11 March, Brigham Young (President)
Arson: 8-9 October, Temple interior, roof, and tower destroyed by fire.

1850

Nauvoo Illinois

Tornado: 27 May, Tornado demolishes 3/4 of remaining stone shell.

1853

Salt Lake

Site Dedication: 14 February, Heber C. Kimball (First Counselor)

Groundbreaking: 14 February, Brigham Young (President)

1854

Endowment House

Announced: April – Endowment House planned as temporary temple space.

1855

Endowment House

Dedicated: 5 May, Heber C. Kimball (First Counselor)

1856

Endowment House

Rededication: 2 October, rededicated after expansion adding kitchen, office space, and baptistry.

1865

Nauvoo Illinois

Demolished: February, Remaining walls demolished by city.

1871

St. George Utah

Announced: 13 January , Brigham Young. (President)

St. George Utah

Ground Broken: 9 November, George A. Smith (First Counselor).

1875

Manti Utah

Announced: June 25

Endowment House

Expansion: Greenhouse space added to south end of Endowment House.

1876

Logan Utah

Announced: October 6 – Announced

1877

Manti Utah

Groundbreaking/Site Dedication: April 25, Brigham Young (President)

Logan Utah

Site Dedication: May 18, Orson Pratt (Apostle)

Groundbreaking: May 18, John W. Young (First Counselor)

St. George Utah

Dedicated: 4 June-4 August, Daniel H. Wells (Apostle).

Dedicated Temples: 1


Apostolic Interregnum, 1877-1880

After the Death of Brigham Young the remaining Apostles took over leadership of the Church for a period of a few years until John Taylor was called, sustained and set apart as the third Prophet and President of the Church.


John Taylor, 1880-1887

Called: 1880 October 10

Died: 1887 July 25, Kaysville Utah


1883

St. George Utah

Due to a lighting strike 5 years earlier, the shorter spire had been damaged, Though repaired at that time, the decision was made to make a larger spire that looked more appropriate to the size of the temple.

1884

Logan Utah Temple

17-19 May – Dedicated, John Taylor (President)

Dedicated Temples: 2


Apostolic Interregnum, 1877-1880

After the Death of John Taylor the remaining Apostles took over leadership of the Church for a period of a few years until Wilford Woodruff was called, sustained and set apart as the fourth Prophet and President of the Church. From this point forward, the delay between prophets was reduced to a few weeks or days, making this the last Interregnum period of great length.


1888

Manti Utah

Private Dedication: May 17, Wilford Woodruff (Apostle)

Formal Dedication: May 21-23, Lorenzo Snow (Apostle)

Dedicated Temples: 3

St. George Utah

Expansion: An annex was added to the temple to provide some administrative and mechanical space. It was built around the existing water tower.


Wilford Woodruff, 1889-1898

Called: 1889 April 7

Died: 1898 September 2, San Francisco, California


1889

Endowment House

Demolition: November – Wilford Woodruff orders Endowment portion and Baptistry of Endowment House demolished in order to prevent polygamous marriages from continuing. Only greenhouse and office portion remained.

1892

Salt Lake

Capstone: 6 April

Angel Moroni: 6 April (Cyrus Dallin)

1893

Salt Lake

Open House: 5 April

Salt Lake

Dedication: 6-24 April, Wilford Woodruff (President)

Dedicated Temples: 4


Lorenzo Snow, 1898-1901

Called: 1898 September 13

Died: 1901 October 10, Salt Lake City


1900

St. George Utah

Expansion: Around the turn of the Century the water tower was removed, and the annex expanded. (Date Uncertain)


Joseph F. Smith, 1901-1918

Called: 1901 October 17

Died: 1918 November 19, Salt Lake City


1912

Cardston Alberta Temple image1923

Cardston Alberta

Announced: 4 October

1913

Cardston Alberta Temple image1923Site Dedication: 27 July, Joseph F. Smith (President)

Cardston Alberta

Groundbreaking: 9 November, Daniel Kent Green (Stake President ?)

1915

Logan Utah

Expansion: Annex expanded to the west, plus a new small entryway on the east. (Date uncertain)

Laie Hawaii

Laie Hawaii

Site Dedication: 1 June, Joseph F. Smith (President)

Cardston Alberta Temple image1923

Cardston Alberta

Cornerstone: 19 September, David O. McKay (Apostle)

Laie Hawaii

Laie Hawaii

Announced: 3 October, Joseph F. Smith (President)

1917

Cardston Alberta Temple image1923

Cardston Alberta

Capstone: 23 September

1918

Expansion: Annex expanded again to the west, plus a new larger entryway on the east. Most of original white paint has been allowed to weather way. only bottom course still painted. Larger chimney constructed to reduce soot fouling on the temple. (Date Uncertain)


Heber J. Grant, 1918-1945

Called: 1918 November 23
Died: 1945 May 14, Salt Lake City


1919

Mesa Arizona

Announced: 3 October

Laie Hawaii

Laie Hawaii

Dedicated: 27-30 November, Heber J. Grant (President)

Dedicated Temples: 5

1920

St. George Utah

Expansion: Early in the 1900’s the upper parapets of the Temple were painted to look like sandstone. Additionally, the annex was again remodeled and expanded (Date Uncertain)

1921

Mesa Arizona

Site Dedication: 28 November

1922

Mesa Arizona

Groundbreaking: 25 April

1923

Cardston Alberta Temple image1923
Dedication: 26-29 August, Heber J. Grant (President)

Cardston Alberta

Dedicated Temples: 6

1927

Mesa Arizona

Dedicated: 23-26 October, Heber J. Grant (President)

Dedicated Temples: 7

~1930

Laie Hawaii

Expansion: Annex extended with new wings to the north and south (Date Uncertain)

1935

Logan Utah

Expansion: New Boiler room added to the North of the temple. At this time the towers were painted a dark tan color. (Date Uncertain)

Manti Utah

Expansion: The temple annex was expanded to the west with new office space. The hill was also graded and stairs built to the west doors around this time. (Date Uncertain)

1937

St. George Utah

Expansion: Due to a fire in 1928, the Annex on the temple had to be completely rebuilt from the ground up The redesign took some time and the new annex was finished in 1937. At the same time, the interior of the temple was remodeled, the lower assembly hall being permanently partitioned into rooms for the presentation of the endowment in a progressive fashion, with live actors.

Idaho Falls Idaho Temple 1940

Idaho Falls

Announced: 3 March

Los Angeles California Temple image

Los Angeles California

Announced: 23 March, Heber J. Grant (President)

Due to World War 2, the construction of the temple would be delayed for more than a decade.

1938

Salt Lake

Expansion: Grounds north of temple are excavated and added to the temple, above ground annex is expanded

1939

Idaho Falls Idaho Temple 1940

Idaho Falls

Groundbreaking: 19 December, David Smith (Stake President, North Idaho Falls Stake)

~1940

Laie Hawaii

Expansion: Annex extended again with extensions to the north and south (Date Uncertain)

Idaho Falls Idaho Temple 1940

Idaho Falls

Cornerstone: 19 October, David O. McKay (Second Counselor)


George Albert Smith, 1945-1951

Called: 1945 May 21

Died: 1951 April 4, Salt Lake City


1945

Idaho Falls Idaho Temple 1940

Idaho Falls

Open House: 15-20 September

Idaho Falls Idaho Temple 1940

Idaho Falls

Dedication: 23 September, George Albert Smith (President)

Dedicated Temples: 8

1949

Logan Utah

Renovation: Portions of the annex are removed and replaced, the annex overall is expanded to nearly double the size. The temple proper was plumbed and bathrooms added. New chimney added in further attempt to reduce persistent soot fouling issues. Elevator added to the North side of the Temple proper, as the many staircases were causing delays in the presentation of ordinances.

1950

Logan Utah

Reopening: The temple reopened after a year long renovation. The temple was not rededicated.

Cardston Alberta

Expansion: Site expanded, front courtyard covered and added to temple, terrace excavated and added to temple. (Date Uncertain)

St.George Utah

Expanded: In the 1950’s the temple annex was expanded, reaching 3 times it’s original size. During this particular expansion and renovation the Inscription was added to the front of the tower for the first time. (Date Uncertain)

Salt Lake

Expanded: Above ground portion of the annex expanded again. (Date Uncertain)


David O. McKay, 1951-1970

Called: 1951 April 9

Died: 1970 January 18, Salt Lake City


1951

Los Angeles California Temple image

Los Angeles California

Groundbreaking: 22 September, David O. McKay (President)

1952

Mesa Arizona

Expansion: East Courtyard Enclosed and added to the Baptistry

Bern Switzerland Temple image

Bern Switzerland

Announced: 22 July, David O. McKay (President)

1953

Mesa Arizona

Expansion: North Courtyard enclosed and added to the Kitchen and Dining area

London England

Announced: 1 August, David O. McKay (President)

1954

Mesa Arizona

Expansion: South Courtyard enclosed and added to the Laundry and clothing distribution area

Bern Switzerland Temple image

Bern Switzerland

Groundbreaking: 5 August, David O. McKay (President)

Los Angeles

Angel Moroni: 11 October, Angel Moroni Statue placed atop the temple. (Malin)

Bern Switzerland Temple image

Bern Switzerland

Cornerstone: 13 November, Stephen L. Richards (First Counselor)

1955

Hamilton New Zealand Temple image

Hamilton New Zealand

Announced: 17 February, David O. McKay (President)

London England

Groundbreaking: 27 August, David O. McKay (President)

Bern Switzerland Temple image

Bern Switzerland

Open House: 9-10 September

Bern Switzerland Temple image

Bern Switzerland

Dedication: 11-15 September, David O. McKay (President)

Dedicated Temples: 9

Hamilton New Zealand Temple image

Hamilton New Zealand

Groundbreaking: 21 December, Ariel S. Ballif (Mission President, New Zealand)

Los Angeles California Temple image

Los Angeles California

Open House: 19 December – 18 February (1956)

1956

Manti Utah

Expanded: New Entryway added to north end of the temple annex

Los Angeles California Temple image

Los Angeles California

Dedication: 11-14 March, David O. McKay (President)

Dedicated Temples: 10

Hamilton New Zealand Temple image

Hamilton New Zealand

Cornerstone: 22 December, Hugh B. Brown (Assistant to the Quorum of the Twelve)

1958

Hamilton New Zealand Temple image

Hamilton New Zealand

Open House: 28 March-19 April

Hamilton New Zealand Temple image

Hamilton New Zealand

Dedication: 20-22 April, David O. McKay (President)

Dedicated Temples: 11

London England

Open House: 16 August-3 September

London England

Dedication: 7-9 September, David O. McKay (President)

Dedicated Temples: 12

1961

Oakland California temple image

Oakland California

Announced: 23 January

1962

Idaho Falls

Expansion: Temple is expanded to the west with 2 small additions to expand the space in the dressing rooms.

Cardston Alberta 1962

Cardston Alberta

Expansion: New baptistry added to east end of temple, porch encased in glass and added to the temple, new visitors and waiting buildings added tow est end of courtyard

Oakland California temple image

Oakland California

Groundbreaking: 26 May, David O. McKay (President)

1963

Salt Lake

Expansion: Grounds around and north of temple are excavated and annex demolished. Underground portions attached to new tunnel leading to tabernacle, north visitors center, and future Church Office building. A new annex is built above ground farther north of temple

Oakland California temple image

Oakland California

Cornerstone: 25 May, Joseph Fielding Smith (Apostle)

1964

Oakland California temple image

Oakland California

Open House: 5-31 October

Oakland California temple image

Oakland California

Dedication: 17-19 November, David O. McKay (President)

Dedicated Temples: 13

1967

Ogden Utah Temple image 1972

Ogden Utah

Announced: 14 August

Provo Utah Temple Image 1972

Provo Utah

Announced: 14 August

1968

Washington D.C. Temple

Washington D. C.

Announced: 15 November

Washington D.C. Temple

Washington D. C.

Groundbreaking: 7 December, Hugh B. Brown (First Counselor)

1969

Manti Utah

Expansion: The archway tunnel under the east end of the temple was enclosed and added to the temple, the space being turned into dressing room and nursery space.

Ogden Utah Temple image 1972

Ogden Utah

Site Dedication: 8 September, Joseph Fielding Smith (Second Counselor)

Groundbreaking: 8 September, Hugh B. Brown (First Counselor )

Provo Utah Temple Image 1972

Provo Utah

Site Dedication: 15 September, Joseph Fielding Smith (Second Counselor)

Groundbreaking: 15 September, Hugh B. Brown (First Counselor )


Joseph Fielding Smith, 1970-1972

Called: 1970 January 23

Died: 1972 July 2, Salt Lake City


1970

Ogden Utah Temple image 1972

Ogden Utah

Cornerstone: 7 September, N. Eldon Tanner (Second Counselor)

1971

Ogden Utah Temple image 1972

Ogden Utah

Open House: 16-30 December

Ogden Utah Temple image 1972

Ogden Utah

Dedication: 16-30 December, Joseph Fielding Smith (President)

Dedicated Temples: 14

1972

Provo Utah Temple Image 1972

Provo Utah

Open House: 10-29 January 1972

Provo Utah Temple Image 1972

Provo Utah

Dedication: 9 February, Joseph Fielding Smith (President,) Read by Harold B. Lee (First Counselor)

Dedicated Temples: 15

Idaho Falls

Expansion: 17 September, Temple closes for an expansion and reservation that would add a new chapel, sealing rooms, cafeteria, laundry, storage, youth waiting rooms improvements to the administrative space, and changes to the landscaping. A New entry was added to the east end between the previous expansions.


Harold B. Lee, 1972-1973

Called: 1972 July 7

Died: 1973 December 26, Salt Lake City


1973

Salt Lake

Expanded: New expanded entryway added to east side of annex.

Washington D.C. Temple

Washington D. C.

Angel Moroni: 11 May, Angel Moroni placed upon temple (Fairbanks)

Idaho Falls

Expansion: October, Temple opens after expansion


Spencer W. Kimball, 1973-1985

Called: 1973 December 30

Died: 1985 November 5, Salt Lake City


1974

Mesa Arizona

Renovation: February. Temple closed to upgrade mechanical systems, convert the progressive endowment rooms to stationary with movie, and expand the temple administrative and dressing areas as well as add additional sealing rooms to the south of the temple proper. The entryway was expanded to the west as well.

St. George Utah

Renovation: ~May the temple closed for a major renovation. The renovation included a new annex, an addition on the west end, and major mechanical and electrical system upgrades.

Washington D.C. Temple

Washington D. C.

Open House: 17 September-2 November

Washington D.C. Temple

Washington D. C.

Dedication: 19-22 November, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Dedicated Temples: 16

1975

São Paulo Brazil

Announced: 1 March, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Mesa Arizona

Open House: 19 March-3 April

Mesa Arizona

Rededication: 15-16 April, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Tokyo Japan

Announced: 9 August, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

St. George Utah

Open House: 15–25 October

St. George Utah

Rededication: 11-12 November, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Seattle Washington

Announced: 15 November

1976

Laie Hawaii Temple 1976

Laie Hawaii

Renovation: In 1976 The Temple closed for a renovation that converted the progressive rooms to individual rooms, and expanded the temple by about 20,000 square feet. (Date Uncertain)

Logan Utah

Renovation: Due to the difficulty that the many staircases in the temple caused in Presenting ordinances, the need came to gut and redo the temple in level, organized floors. The entirety of the temple was gutted and new floors and rooms built within the shell.

São Paulo Brazil

Groundbreaking: 20 March, James E. Faust (Presidency of the First Quorum of the Seventy)

Mexico City Mexico

Announced: 3 April

1977

Pago Pago American Samoa

Announced: 15 October

1978

Jordan River Utah Temple

Jordan River Utah

Announced: 3 February

Seattle Washington

Groundbreaking: 27 May

Tokyo Japan

Announced: 9 August, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Laie Hawaii Temple 1976

Laie Hawaii

Open House: 2–27 May

Laie Hawaii Temple 1976

Laie Hawaii

Rededication: 13–15 June 1978, Spencer W. Kimball

São Paulo Brazil

Open House: 1-30 September

São Paulo Brazil

Dedication: 30 October, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Dedicated Temples: 17

1979

Logan Utah

Open House: February 5- March 3

Logan Utah

Rededication: March 13-15, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Jordan River Utah Temple

Jordan River Utah

Groundbreaking/Site Dedication: 9 June, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Mexico City Mexico

Groundbreaking/Site Dedication: 25 November, Boyd K. Packer (Apostle)

Seattle Washington

Angel Moroni: 6 April (Fairbanks)

1980

Pago Pago American Samoa

Suspended: 2 April. Previously chosen due to it’s proximity to an airport, rather than it’s proximity to members, the American Samoa Temple was moved to French Samoa (Apia), and additional temples were announced worldwide, including 4 in the southern Pacific.

Atlanta Georgia

Announced: 2 April

Apia Samoa

Announced: 2 April

Nuku’alofa Tonga

Announced: 2 April

Santiago Chile

Announced: 2 April

Papeete Tahiti

Announced: 2 April

Sydney Australia

Announced: 2 April

Tokyo Japan

Open House: 15 September-18 October

Seattle Washington

Open House: 7 October-8 November

Tokyo Japan

Dedicated: 27 October, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Dedicated Temples: 18

Seattle Washington

Dedication: 17-21 November, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Dedicated Temples: 19

1981

Manti Utah

Renovation: The temple closed for a full remodel and 2 story expansion of the annex to the westward. Remodel included replacement of the entryway.

Papeete Tahiti

Groundbreaking/Site Dedication: 13 February, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Nuku’alofa Tonga

Groundbreaking/Site Dedication: 18 February, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Apia Samoa

Groundbreaking/Site Dedication: 19 February, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Atlanta Georgia

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 7 March, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Manila Philippines

Manila Philippines

Announcement: 1 April

Santiago Chile

Groundbreaking/Site Dedication: 2 April, Spencer W. Kimball (President)

Jordan River Utah Temple

Jordan River Utah

Angel Moroni: 7 August (Fairbanks)

Jordan River Utah Temple

Jordan River Utah

Public Open House: 29 September-31 October

Jordan River Utah Temple

Jordan River Utah

Dedication: 16-20 November, Marion G. Romney (Second Counselor)

1982

Boise Idaho

Announced: 31 March, A temple is announced for Boise Idaho

Atlanta Georgia

Angel Moroni: August, Moroni added to spire of temple (Walgren)

Sydney Australia

Announced: 13 August, Bruce R. McConkie, (Apostle)

Boise Idaho

Groundbreaking/Site Dedication: 31 August, Bruce R. McConkie (Apostle)

Mexico City Mexico

Angel Moroni: September, Moroni placed upon temple (Fairbanks)

1983

Nuku’alofa Tonga

Angel Moroni: 8 January, Moroni placed (Quilter 1982)

Santiago Chile

Angel Moroni: First Quarter, Moroni placed (Quilter 1982)

Papeete Tahiti

Angel Moroni: 18 January, Moroni placed (Quilter 1982)

Apia Samoa

Angel Moroni: May, Angel Moroni added to spire (Quilter 1982)

Atlanta Georgia

Open House: 3-21 May

Idaho Falls

Angel Moroni: 5 May, 38 years after Dedication, an Angel Moroni Statue is placed atop the temple. (Knaphus)

Atlanta Georgia

Dedication: 1-4 June, Gordon B. Hinckley (Second Counselor)

Apia Samoa

Open House: 19-30 July

Nuku’alofa Tonga

Open House: 19-30 July

Apia Samoa

Dedication: 5-6 August, Gordon B. Hinckley (Second Counselor)

Nuku’alofa Tonga

Dedication: 9-11 August, Gordon B. Hinckley. (Second Counselor)

Santiago Chile

Open House: 24 August-8 September

Boise Idaho

Angel Moroni: 15 September, Moroni statue placed upon east most spire

Santiago Chile

Dedication: 15-17 September, Gordon B. Hinckley. (Second Counselor)

Papeete Tahiti

Open House: 13-22 October

Papeete Tahiti

Dedication: 27-29 October, Gordon B. Hinckley (Second Counselor)

Mexico City Mexico

Open House: 9-19 November

Mexico City Mexico

Dedication: 2-4 December, Gordon B. Hinckley (Second Counselor)

1984

Boise Idaho

Open House: 1-19 May

Boise Idaho

Dedication: 25-30 May, Gordon B. Hinckley (Second Counselor)

Sydney Australia

Announced: 6-18 September

Sydney Australia

Announced: 13 August, Bruce R. McConkie, (Apostle)

1985

Idaho Falls

Expanded: New entryway is added to the west side of the temple, and a new heating plant is added to the north west side.

Manti Utah

Open House: 6–8 June

Rededication: 14–16 June, Gordon B. Hinckley. (Second Counselor)

Sydney Australia

Angel Moroni: 3 September (Quilter 1982)


Ezra Taft Benson, 1985-1994

Called: 1985 November 10

Died: 1994 May 30, Salt Lake City


1987

Boise Idaho

Dedication: 29 May, James E. Faust (Baptistry Addition)

1988

Cardston Alberta

Renovation: Temple closes for refurbishment, upgrade of mechanical systems, and the addition of a new entrance on the east end, expanding the temple to 89,405 square feet.

1990

Bern Switzerland

Renovation: 1 April, Temple closed for a renovation to update mechanical systems, replace the exterior finish with new terracotta tiles, and change the spire from brass to white.

London England

Renovation: 1 April, Temple closed for a renovation to update mechanical systems, replace the exterior finish

1991

Cardston Alberta

Open House: 6-15 June

Cardston Alberta

Rededication: 22-24 June 1991, Gordon B. Hinckley (First Counselor)

Sydney Australia

Rededication: 24 November, Russell M. Nelson (Apostle)(Addition)

1992

London England

Open House: 8-14 October

London England

Rededication: 18-20 October, Gordon B. Hinckley (President)

Bern Switzerland

Open House: 8-17 October

Bern Switzerland

Rededication: 23-25 October, Gordon B. Hinckley (President)


Howard W. Hunter, 1994-1995

Called: 1994 June 5

Died: 1995 March 3



Gordon B. Hinckley, 1995-2008

Called: 1995 March 12

Died: 2008 January 27


1997

Boise Idaho

Dedication: 29 May, James E. Faust (Baptistry Addition)

Atlanta Georgia

Rededication: 14 November, Gordon B. Hinckley (President)(Baptistry Only)

2000

Salt Lake

Expansion: New entryway added to annex (Date Uncertain)

2002

São Paulo Brazil

Renovation: August, The temple closed to refresh the finishes, and expand the space in the basement. As Part of the renovation an Angel Moroni would be added to the spire.

Ogden Utah

Angel Moroni: November, A remodel of the grounds brought a change to the exterior with the addition of a white spire and Angel Moroni. (Karl Quilter, 1985)

2003

Apia Samoa

Renovation: Spring. The temple closed for a renovation and expansion that would add a new font with oxen, office space, and improvements throughout the building.

Provo Utah

Angel Moroni: 12 May, A remodel of the ground brought a change to the exterior with the addition of a white spire and Angel Moroni. (Karl Quilter, 1985)

Apia Samoa

Fire: 9 July, 6:30 PM. The temple had been undergoing renovation and expansion when a fire broke out, destroying the temple completely.

Apia Samoa

Announced: 16 July, One week after the destruction of the Apia Samoa temple by fire, the First Presidency announced that a new temple would be constructed at the location of the original.

São Paulo Brazil Temple Early Model

São Paulo Brazil

Angel Moroni: 20 August, A remodel of the temple brought a change to the exterior with the addition an Angel Moroni. (Karl Quilter, 1985)

Apia Samoa

Groundbreaking: 25 October, Dennis E. Simmons (Seventy)

2004

São Paulo Brazil

Open House: 17 January-14 February

São Paulo Brazil

Rededicated: 22 February, Gordon B. Hinckley (President)

Santiago Chile

Renovation: December. The temple closed for a renovation to update the interior and add a full baptistry with oxen under the font.

Tokyo Japan

Angel Moroni: 10 December. The Tokyo Japan Temple, originally dedicated with a thin narrow spire, had the top section removed and an Angel Moroni Statue added to the top 24 years after its dedication.

2005

Papeete Tahiti

Renovation: August, The temple closed for a 2,000 square foot expansion, including a new font with oxen.

Apia Samoa

Open House: 6-27 August

Apia Samoa

Rededication: 4 September, Gordon B. Hinckley (President)

Bern Switzerland

Angel Moroni: 7 September. As part of the 50th Anniversary celebration a fiberglass Angel Moroni was added to the temple. (Karl Quilter, 1985)

2006

Santiago Chile

Rededication: 12 March, Gordon B. Hinckley (President)

Nuku’alofa Tonga

Renovation: June, The temple closed for a renovation that added 5,000 square feet, added a new baptistry with oxen, and updated the interior

Papeete Tahiti

Open House: 14 October-4 November

Papeete Tahiti

Rededication: 12 November, L. Tom Perry (Apostle)

2007

Mexico City Mexico

Renovation: March, Temple closed for a renovation that focused primarily on seismic upgrades and exterior cleaning and refurbishment. Phase 1 of a 2 phase renovation.

Nuku’alofa Tonga

Open House: 29 September-20 October

Nuku’alofa Tonga

Rededication: 4 November 2007, Russell M. Nelson (Apostle)


Thomas S. Monson, 2008-2018

Called: 2008 February 3

Died: 2018 January 2, Salt Lake City


2008

Mexico City Mexico

Open House: 20 October-8 November

Mexico City Mexico

Rededication: 16 November, Thomas S. Monson (President)

Laie Hawaii

Renovation: 29 December, Temple closed to bring mechanical systems up to date and return temple back to original progressive layout.

London England

Angel Moroni: 15 December, Temple closed to bring mechanical systems up to date and return temple back to original progressive layout. (Karl Quilter, 1985)

2009

Atlanta Georgia

Renovation: 9–23 April, complete remodel of the interior, renovation of the exterior, and relandscaping of the grounds. The interior was reconfigured to feature high ceilings in the foyer, a nonpatron waiting room, a high-capacity sealing room, progressive ordinance rooms with murals, and art glass illuminated with daylight-style lighting in the Celestial Room. Clothing rental was removed, and food vending was relocated.

2010

Laie Hawaii

Open House: 22 October–13 November

Laie Hawaii

Rededication: 21 November 2010, Thomas S. Monson (President)

2011

Ogden Utah

Renovation: 2 April, closed for renovation including mechanical, seismic upgrades, as well as a complete redesign of the exterior and interior.

Atlanta Georgia

Open House: 9–23 April

Atlanta Georgia

Rededication: 1 May, Thomas S. Monson, (President)

Boise Idaho

Renovation: 11 July, Temple closes for renovation that reconfigured the interior, new walls, ceilings and trim-work, new finishes and furnishings, new landscaping, and new granite exterior replacing the old marble exterior.

2012

Boise Idaho

Angel Moroni: 16 February, new Moroni statue placed upon east most spire

Boise Idaho

Open House: 13 October-10 November

Boise Idaho

Rededication: 18 November, Thomas S. Monson (President)

2014

Mexico City Mexico

Renovation: January, The temple closed for an extensive renovation of the interior, upgrading electrical, mechanical, furnishes and finishes. Phase 2 of 2.

Ogden Utah

Open House: 1 August-6 September

Ogden Utah

Rededication: 21 September, Thomas S. Monson (President)

2015

Idaho Falls

Renovation: Temple closes for a renovation to bring it up to code, update mechanical systems, create a new waiting area and wedding exit, and reduce the size of office space. Murals were restored and the number of seats in the endowment rooms reduced.

2016

Jordan River Utah

Jordan River Utah Temple

Renovation: 15 February, The temple closed for mechanical and seismic upgrades. All interior walls were removed so that allot he plubming and electrical systems could be replaced.

Mexico City Mexico

Open House: 14 August-5 September

Mexico City Mexico

Rededication: 13 September, Henry B. Eyring (Second Counselor)

2017

Open House: 22 April-20 May

Idaho Falls

Idaho Falls

Rededicated: 4 June, Henry B. Eyring (First Counselor)

Tokyo Japan

Renovation: 29 September. The temple closed for a renovation that would include significant interior changes, exterior changes, and the replacement of the auxiliary building.


Russell M. Nelson, 2018-

Called: 2018 January 14


2018

Oakland California temple image

Oakland California

Renovation: 18 February, temple closed for a renovation to update the temple and bring it up to code.

Washington D.C. Temple

Washington D. C.

Renovation: March, Temple closed for a renovation that includes upgrade of the Mechanical systems, finishes and furnishings.

Jordan River Utah Temple

Jordan River Utah

Open House: 17 March-28 April

Mesa Arizona

Renovation 19 May, Temple closed for new roof, drainage system, mechanical and plumbing upgrades, new furniture and finishes, new landscaping, and new visitors center (to be moved one block west). As part of the renovation the rooms will be restored to a progressive style endowment, with new murals on the walls in the style of the ones removed in 1974

Jordan River Utah Temple

Jordan River Utah

Rededication: 20 May, Henry B. Eyring (First Counselor)

Hamilton New Zealand Temple image

Hamilton New Zealand

Renovation: 23 July, Temple closed for a renovation including mechanical upgrades, seismic upgrades, and new finishes.

Salt Lake

Renovation Announced: 2 October

Manti Utah

Renovation Announced: 2 October

Logan Utah

Renovation Announced: 2 October

St. George Utah

Renovation Announced: 2 October


Sidebar