Provo Tabernacle's history, evolution from the ashes

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  • ExDixieIte Salt Lake City, UT
    Oct. 27, 2011 9:35 p.m.

    I was raised LDS, haven't practiced it in 30+ years and really don't care to ever again. But I have to say that I always had a special place for the Provo Tabernacle in my heart when I would see it in my occasional business trips to Provo. I have to say that I regret never stopping to see the interior before the fire.

    Mr. Monson all I can say is, You got this one right. Thank you. I haven't been inside a temple since St. George was redone in the 70's. I'll be there when the tours of Provo open.

    And just a note of wisdome from my 22-year firefighter brother. If you smell smoke or even something hot. They'd rather check 500 nothings than respond to one fire. Secondly as he said, alarms go off for a reason. Don't ignore them regardless of how many times they've gone off for no apparent reason.

    Of course I guess should we have been back in our pioneer days we would have just shrugged our shoulders and said, "It must be God's will that the security guard ignored the alarm. Now we have a new temple." (TIC)

  • giantfan Farmington, UT
    Oct. 25, 2011 9:32 a.m.

    I enjoyed the pictures but why not include a rendering of what the new Tabernacle/Temple will look like, that the church has released?

  • wrkn Beverly Hills, CA
    Oct. 24, 2011 2:17 p.m.

    Interesting facts in the article, but the lack of editing was quite distracting. I suggest that the DN do a once-over on this article and clean up the various spelling/grammar errors.

  • Bompar Provo, Utah
    Oct. 24, 2011 1:29 p.m.

    A second temple in Provo. That just warms the cockles of my heart, even though Im not sure what a cockle is. As for the final construction, I too expect to be delighted. Im also ticked the church is purchasing land to the south of the current site. Wouldnt it be lovely if the new temple, following the design of the original tabernacle, using as much of the original materials as possible (including the Teichert painting), could be located in the middle of its own block, surrounded by trees, lovely gardens and even some parking. Sure, Ill be happy if the decision is to construct the new temple on the current site. Im just saying

  • toosmartforyou Farmington, UT
    Oct. 24, 2011 12:41 a.m.

    I think it will be re-built, matching the exterior perfectly, rather than being "restorted." There's precious little, if anything, left to restore. Is there precedent for such "re-building?" Yes, in western Illinois. Even the Vernal Tabernacle, which was converted into a Temple, had the entire interior gutted, just like they did when they retrofitted the Logan Temple to make if more seismic resistive.

    Remember that a completely different use is now in store for the interior. The only parts remaining are mostly the fire-blackened exterior walls. Just watch patiently and you'll be pleased, I'm sure, with the final product.

  • chigbee ,
    Oct. 23, 2011 7:03 p.m.

    The Provo Tabernacle is such an important part of our history in Utah County. So glad to see that it's being restored rather than torn down. The fact that it will become a temple makes it even more special.