March 8, 2024

Saratoga Springs, Utah Temple Fun Facts

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Saratoga Springs Temple is the 18th Temple built in Utah, and the 5th built in Utah County.

The Saratoga Springs Utah Temple was announced by President Thomas S. Monson on April 2, 2017, during the Sunday Morning Session of General Conference.

The site of the Saratoga Springs Temple is on a 22 acre lot and the building is 97,836 square feet. The hight of the temple is 199 feet 9 inches tall.

The Saratoga Springs area has grown exponentially in the last twenty years with seven stakes in Saratoga Springs, and surrounding area of Lehi with fourteen stakes, and eight in Eagle Mountain in the year 2024.

The windows of the Saratoga Springs Temple were done by Holdman Studios, they are also the artists who did the Nauvoo Temple, Winter Quarters Temple and the Palmyra New York temple, and more.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the Saratoga Springs temple was done on October 19, 2019. Elder Craig C. Christensen, president of the Utah Area, presided.

Much of the design of the Saratoga Springs Temple brings in the elements of the are surrounding it. The beauty of Utah Lake is represented with the blues, purples and greens. There is also wave patterns at the bottom of the art glass panels. Stylized gold shapes above the water represent silhouettes of birds, and the stylized mountains represent the Wasatch Mountains.

The design of the decorative door hardware, manufactured by Luna Bronze in Provo, Utah, replicates architectural detailing found in the temple. The grass/wetland design found in the center portion of the hardware and the water design found at the bottom of the hardware is taken from the art glass.

President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency presided at the dedication on Sunday, August 13, 2023. 


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