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May 21, 1888 by Lorenzo Snow
Rededication: June 14, 1985 by Gordon B. Hinckley
Location: Temple Hill; Manti, Utah (atop a hill above U.S. Highway 89 in Sanpete Valley in Manti about 120 miles south of Salt Lake City)
Site: 27 acres. "Manti Stone Quarry" had been prophesied as a site for a temple since the area's settlement in 1849. President Brigham Young announced on June 25, 1875 that the temple would be built there. It then became known as "Temple Hill."
Exterior Finish: Fine-textured, cream-colored oolite limestone obtained from quarries in the hill upon which it stands.
Temple Design: Castellated style having influences of Gothic Revival, French Renaissance Revival, French Second Empire and colonial architecture.
Number of Rooms: One ordinance room and eight sealing.
Total Floor Area: 86,809 square feet.
Current Temple Schedule: Manti Temple Schedule
Rededicatory Prayer Excerpt: "Almost a century has passed since this temple was first used. We thank Thee for the great and marvelous work done herein during those years. The lives of Thy people have been blessed and sanctified by the ordinances herein performed. The riches of eternity have been showered upon generations of Thy saints who have here partaken of the everlasting promises given in Thy house. The benefits and blessings of these same ordinances have extended to great concourses beyond the veil that those in that sphere also might go forward on the way of immortality and eternal life. "Now, after these many years, this house has been renovated and restored. With great care its former beauty, so carefully crafted by its original builders, has been brought back. Our present labors have increased our respect and love for those who built it originally and who sacrificed much in doing so. We thank Thee for those who have worked diligently to preserve and restore, while at the same time improving the function. Bless them, we pray Thee, for what they have done."
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