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Open house dates released for Provo City Center Temple

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Posted at 4:05 PM, Jun 09, 2015
and last updated 2015-06-10 09:46:44-04

PROVO, Utah — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced dates for the free public open house to the new Provo City Center Temple.

The open house starts next year on Jan. 15 and will go through March 5. It will run every day except on Sundays.

The new temple is located on University Avenue between Center Street and 100 South.

Courtesy: Provo City Center Temple, Provo Buzz, Tenth Ave Media

Courtesy: Provo City Center Temple, Provo Buzz, Tenth Ave Media

The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on March 20. A cultural celebration will take place March 19, according to a press release from the LDS church.

The dedicatory sessions will take place at 9 a.m., noon and 3 p.m. and will be broadcast to Utah LDS meetinghouses.

The temple was built on the site of the former 112-year-old Provo Tabernacle, which was destroyed by a fire in December 2010.

“After the burned-out structure was gutted, Mormon leaders decided to use the building’s exterior to house the temple,” the release states.

Church President Thomas S. Monson announced the second Provo temple on October 2011 and ground was broken to begin construction in May 2012.

Recently released webcam video shows some of the first night views from the Provo.