By Bad Seed
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By Angel Decoy
The Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple is the second of two temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints built in South Jordan, Utah. It is also the fourth in the Salt Lake Valley and the 13th in the state of Utah.
The Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple serves approximately 83,000 Latter-day Saints living in the western Salt Lake Valley. The building is faced with light beige granite quarried and milled in China.
The new Oquirrh Mountain Utah Temple was built on a bluff on the edge of the Daybreak Community; the property was donated to the church by Kennecott Land. The edifice features a single stone spire 193 feet (59 m) high, topped by a 9-foot (2.7 m) statue of the angel Moroni. Ground was broken for construction on 16 December 2006.
Located on an 11-acre (45,000 m2) site, the temple sits at the foot of the Oquirrh Mountains that form the western edge of the Salt Lake Valley and faces east toward a panoramic view of the Wasatch Mountains. From the site, temple visitors can see the other three temples in the valley: the Draper Utah Temple, Jordan River Utah Temple (also in South Jordan) and the Salt Lake Temple.
On June 13, 2009, the spire was struck by lightning during a thunderstorm. The statue of the angel Moroni was tarnished, and was replaced on August 11, 2009.
Prior to dedicatory services that took place on August 21-23, 2009, the public was invited to tour the new temple during an open house from June 1, 2009, to August 1, 2009.
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