I have a better idea: Rebuild the Old Provo Tabernacle on its original location.
It would fulfill the role as a venue for community events, concerts, stake
conferences, graduations, funerals, etc., that the temple cannot.
@Chachi. A nice sentiment, and I suppose Provo could use more community venues.
But the Provo Temple is the busiest temple in the entire Church, and a second
temple would serve to take some of the pressure off. As worthy and useful a new
secular building might be, the building of a new temple is something to be
celebrated, on the other side of the veil, as well as this side.
@Rita52: I'm not talking about the Provo Tabernacle, which will be rebuilt
as the Provo City Center Temple. I'm talking about the Old Provo
Tabernacle--the building whose remains this article discusses. At one time, the
Old Provo Tabernacle and the Provo Tabernacle sat adjacent to each other on the
same block.I, too, celebrate the rebirth of the Provo Tabernacle as