LDS temple will put dual ‘gems’ in Brigham City

The planned LDS temple in Brigham City will be an “architectural gem across the street from an architectural gem,” according to the city’s economic-development boss.

The city’s Planning Commission earlier this month gave the nod to the new temple, which is to be built across Main Street from downtown’s historic Box Elder Tabernacle.

A groundbreaking is expected this summer, and construction should be under way soon after that, said Paul Larsen, director of community and economic development. The temple was announced during the Utah-based faith’s General Conference last October.

The 14th temple in Utah (a 15th is planned in Payson) will be larger than, but not dwarf, the neighboring LDS tabernacle. Its angel Moroni statue will reach several feet higher than the tabernacle’s steeple, according to the church’s website.

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