Philadelphia LDS Temple


  • Announcement:
    • 4 October 2008
  • Public Open House:
    • August 10 – September 9, 2016
  • Dedication:
    • September 18, 2016
  • Location:
    • 1739 Vine Street
    • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103

History

It was supposed to be built on the northeast corner of North Broad Street and Noble Street. They discovered the site was contaminated.  They found another site which is the Vine street place.

It was created in the neoclassical style with a wall height that matches the height of the neighboring neoclassical Family Court Building and the free library. There was a cultural celebration and that was on the anniversary of the singing of the U.S. Constitution.

Location

Timeline

  • It was announced on October 4, 2008
  • Groundbreaking on September 17, 2011
  • Open House August 5 to September 3, 2016
  • Dedication on September 18, 2016
  • Facts:
    • Site
      • Has a meeting house
      • Residential building
      • Family history center
    • Exterior Finish:
      • Deer Island granite in a light grey
    • Total Floor Area:
      • 61,466 square feet
    • Near
      • Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia
      • Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and Paul
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My Opinion

It was nice when we started to walk to Airbnb and you can see the temple off in the distance. It was night and it was lighted like the rest of the temples are. We talked to several people and they really enjoyed the temple and what it brought to the city. It is in a  good spot. It looks really nice.