The Manti Temple will be closed for renovation beginning 1 October 1981, the First Presidency has announced. Completely new electrical wiring, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems will be installed in the century-old building. New dressing rooms are planned and the temple annex will be upgraded, It is expected that the renovations will take two years to complete.
The First Presidency emphasized that although the work on the temple will be “extensive,” there will be no change in the interior design. The historic spiral staircase, the murals, and much of the furniture will be retained.
Stakes in the Manti Temple district will be temporarily assigned to the Provo Temple district.