Ogden's Mormon temple got a makeover — and so did the city itself.
Hundreds of thousands of visitors will begin seeing all the upgrades for themselves Friday, when the LDS Church opens its remodeled temple to the public.
Besides the church's highly visible project downtown — turning a 1970s Space Age edifice into a more traditional-looking temple — Ogden has been busy gussying up its private and public places.
Volunteers, business leaders and civic activists have been painting homes, sprucing up yards, weeding gardens and tidying up trails. City crews have cleaned and repaired parks and pavilions while working with neighboring municipalities to beautify Ogden's gateways.