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Fetzer, Emil B. (Emil Baer), 1916-2009



  • Existence: 1916 - 2009

Biographical History

Emil B. Fetzer (1916-2009) was an architect in Utah. He served as architect for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1965 to 1986.

Emil B. Fetzer was born January 4, 1916. He studied architecture at the University of Southern California. His father was also a talented architect and during the beginning of his professional career he worked for his father's firm. Fetzer was appointed as the church architect by David O. McKay in 1965. His work for the church was very extensive and includes the Provo, Utah Temple; the Sao Paulo, Brazil Temple; the Mexico City, Mexico Temple; the Frieberg, Germany Temple; and various others. Fetzer married June Alma Seyfarth on June 14, 1940, in the Salt Lake City Temple. He died November 2, 2009.

Deseret News, Nov. 4, 2009: Obituaries (Emil B. Fetzer; Emil Baer Fetzer; b. Jan. 4, 1916; d. Nov. 2, 2009; m. June 14, 1940 to June Alma Seyfarth in the Salt Lake Temple; called as Church Architect in 1965 by David O. McKay; designed more than 20 temples, including Provo, Ogden, Jordan River, Mexico City, Freiberg Germany, Tokyo Japan; graduated from University of Southern California; worked at Fetzer & Fetzer with his father and brother)

Ensign, Feb. 1984: p. 75 (Emil B. Fetzer; architect of the Mexico City, Mexico Temple)

New Era, Mar. 1978: p. 44 (Emil B. Fetzer; architect of the Apia, Samoa temple and the Sao Paulo, Brazil Temple)

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Emil B. Fetzer architectural rendering of the Provo Temple

 Item — Oversize-folder 1: [Barcode: 31197233606216]
Identifier: MSS 7802
Scope and Contents

Architectural rendering of the Provo Temple by Emil B. Fetzer. The rendering has been affixed to a cardboard sheet and is in color. The item is undated.

Dates: Date not identified