PROVO — Hearts broke when the Provo Tabernacle caught fire in 2010 as locals saw a piece of their heritage destroyed.
The Provo Tabernacle has now risen from the ashes to become the Provo City Center Temple. A video released Jan. 11 by Mormon Newsroom shows the efforts made to preserve the history of the tabernacle.
“We took our time to really understand this building,” said Emily Utt, historical sites curator with the Church History Department, in the video. “We took almost six months documenting every aspect of this building and all these other details so that the story and the heritage and the significance of this building wouldn't just be lost completely.”
The video also gives viewers a look inside the Provo City Center Temple.
The public open house for the Provo City Center Temple runs Jan. 15 through March 5. The temple will be dedicated March 20.
Lindsey Williams writes for the the Faith and Family sections of DeseretNews.com