It marks the one-year anniversary of extensive renovations that visibly transformed the project from the first order of business to remove the temple’s north entrance and west wing, which were added in the 1970s. Temple Renovation. The St. George temple reached a milestone at the beginning of November. The St. George temple reached a milestone at the beginning of November. The project consisted of demolishing the existing trash enclosure and cooling tower shelter, and the subsequent construction of a new 4,460 SF concrete mechanical room and cooling tower enclosure. The temple was announced in October 2018 by Church President Russell M. Nelson and will be built on a 14-acre site located northeast of 3000 East 1580 South in St. George, Utah… The St. George Utah Temple circa 1900. It closed in November 2019 for renovations and is … A part of the LDS St. George Temple that was added in the 1970s is torn down by heavy equipment in order to make way for structural upgrades and renovations, St. George, Utah… At a news conference held in the St. George Temple Visitors' Center on May 22, 2019, plans for the renovation of the St. George Utah Temple were unveiled including detailed renderings of the interior and exterior. These St. George Utah Temple plans detail renovations that are expected to be completed in 2022. The St. George LDS Temple Chiller Addition project started on February 5, 2013 and was completed August 24, 2013. The finished temple was dedicated on April 6, 1877, as the Church held its general conference that spring at the temple to coincide with the dedication. Description . The city is already home to the St. George Temple, the first completed Latter-day Saint temple in Utah, which was dedicated in 1877. It marks the one-year anniversary of extensive renovations that visibly transformed the project from the first order of business to remove the temple’s north entrance and west wing, which were added in the 1970s. (The St. George Tabernacle was rededicated last year following its own two-year renovation.) The St. George temple reached a milestone at the beginning of November. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints\u2019 temple in St. George closed Monday as the building undergoes renovations that are expected to keep the building closed until 2022. Renovation work on the St. George Utah Temple is well underway and on track to be completed as scheduled, representatives for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints said Friday. The St. George Utah Temple circa 1877. ST. GEORGE, Utah, Feb. 3, 2020 (Gephardt Daily) — The first phase of the renovation of the St. George Utah Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is underway in Southern Utah.