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Montpelier Idaho Temple

Planning and approval phase; site location announced; final residence removed; groundbreaking not announced

Location

Washington Street
Montpelier, Idaho
United States

Announcement: 

3 April 2022

Site: 

2.6 acres  |  1.1 hectares

Total Floor Area: 

27,000 square feet  |  2,508 square meters

Elevation: 

5,968 feet  |  1,819 meters

Construction Status

The Montpelier Idaho Temple is currently in the planning stages. No groundbreaking date has been announced.


Temple Rendering

Renderings of the Montpelier Idaho Temple and site plan have not yet been publicly released.


Temple Site

On May 20, 2022, the site location for the Montpelier Idaho Temple was announced as a 2.6-acre parcel located on Washington Street between North 6th Street and North 5th Street. The Church has acquired nine properties in this block east of the Montpelier Tabernacle (renovated in 2015) including the former City Hall building. The city fixture, which was built in the late 1910s at the same time as the tabernacle, was demolished in March 2021. The City also granted its interest in an alleyway to the Church, and several of the residences have been demolished or relocated. The property lies south of the Bear Lake County Library and the John A. Bagley House—a Queen Anne-style Victorian known as the Purple Sage that was built in 1902 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


Temple Announcement

On April 3, 2022, President Russell M. Nelson announced plans to construct the Montpelier Idaho Temple at the April 2022 General Conference. Montpelier, Idaho, is a community of around 2,500 people located just north of Bear Lake along the southeastern Idaho border. Early Church pioneers settled in Idaho in 1855. Several Church presidents are natives of Idaho, including Presidents Harold B. Lee, Ezra Taft Benson, and Howard W. Hunter. Other temples in the state at the time of the announcement included the Twin Falls Idaho Temple, Boise Idaho Temple, Burley Idaho Temple, Idaho Falls Idaho Temple, Meridian Idaho Temple, Pocatello Idaho Temple, Rexburg Idaho Temple, and Teton River Idaho Temple.1


Temple Facts

The Montpelier Idaho Temple will be the ninth temple built in Idaho, following the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple (1945), the Boise Idaho Temple (1984), the Rexburg Idaho Temple (2008), the Twin Falls Idaho Temple (2008), the Meridian Idaho Temple (2017), the Pocatello Idaho Temple (2021), the Burley Idaho Temple (under construction), and the Teton River Idaho Temple (announced).


  1. "President Nelson Announces 17 New Temples," The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints News Release, 3 Apr. 2022.

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Foundation poured and cured; preparing to strip concrete forms
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Teton River Idaho Temple
Planning and approval phase; site location announced; residence relocated from Church-owned property; garage, outbuilding, and trees removed
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