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The Draper Utah Temple is the 130th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Standing high on a ridgeline near the mouth of Draper's Corner Canyon—featuring 1,021 acres of dedicated open space-this temple offers a inspiring view of the entire Salt Lake Valley. The beautiful granite edifice shares a site with a meetinghouse and a joint parking lot, constructed at the same time as the temple. Visitors are welcome to roam the beautifully landscaped grounds and take in the spirit of this holy House of the Lord.

The Draper Utah Temple was the twelfth temple built in Utah and the third built in the Salt Lake Valley, following the Salt Lake Temple (1893) and the Jordan River Utah Temple (1981). The Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple (2009) was completed shortly afterwards.

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All of the art-glass windows created by Utah artist Tom Holdman for the Draper Utah Temple miraculously survived a fire that left only a portion of one window damaged, even though the art studio itself was so badly burned, it was condemned. There are 221 exterior windows, 50 interior windows, and 432 door panels for a total of 35,420 hand-cut pieces of glass. The windows incorporate the Log Cabin quilt pattern used by the early pioneers.

The Draper Utah Temple is built of the finest materials including granite from China, Makore wood from Africa, and limestone from France. The theme carried through the Draper Utah Temple is of the sego lily—Utah's state flower. The Draper Utah Temple has the largest sealing room in the state of Utah, seating up to 80 guests.

Ordinance rooms in the Draper Utah Temple feature hand-painted panoramas of mountain scenes, a depiction of Draper's Corner Canyon, and its view of the Salt Lake Valley. The baptistry of the Draper Utah Temple is located on the downhill western side of the building, which allows for natural light to pass into the room through floor-to-ceiling windows.

During its two-month open house, 684,721 visitors toured the interior of the Draper Utah Temple, making it one of the most widely attended temple open houses in the Church.


Temple History

Temple District

South Salt Lake County

  1. Draper Utah Stake
  2. Draper Utah Corner Canyon Stake
  3. Draper Utah Crescent View Stake
  4. Draper Utah Eastridge Stake
  5. Draper Utah Meadows Stake
  6. Draper Utah Mountain Point Stake
  7. Draper Utah River View Stake
  8. Draper Utah South Mountain Stake
  9. Draper Utah Suncrest Stake
  10. Draper Utah YSA Stake
  11. Sandy Utah Alta View Stake
  12. Sandy Utah Canyon View Stake
  13. Sandy Utah Central Stake
  14. Sandy Utah Cottonwood Creek Stake
  15. Sandy Utah Crescent Stake
  16. Sandy Utah Crescent North Stake
  17. Sandy Utah Crescent Park Stake
  18. Sandy Utah Crescent Ridge Stake
  19. Sandy Utah East Stake
  20. Sandy Utah Granite Stake
  21. Sandy Utah Granite South Stake
  22. Sandy Utah Granite View Stake
  23. Sandy Utah Hidden Valley Stake
  24. Sandy Utah Hillcrest Stake
  25. Sandy Utah Lone Peak Stake
  26. Sandy Utah Midvalley Stake
  27. Sandy Utah Mount Jordan Stake
  28. Sandy Utah Willow Creek Stake
  29. Sandy Utah YSA Stake

Presidents

  1. Todd B. Hansen 2018–
  2. K. Brent Somers 2015–2018
  3. Harold C. Brown 2012–2015
  4. Russell E. Tueller 2010–2012
  5. Donald L. Staheli 2009–2010


See Also

References


Draper Utah Temple

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The Draper Utah Temple is the 130th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Standing high on a ridgeline near the mouth of Draper's Corner Canyon—featuring 1,021 acres of dedicated open space-this temple offers a inspiring view of the entire Salt Lake Valley. The beautiful granite edifice shares a site with a meetinghouse and a joint parking lot, constructed at the same time as the temple. Visitors are welcome to roam the beautifully landscaped grounds and take in the spirit of this holy House of the Lord.

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