Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints gives the following descriptive information:
President Henry B. Eyring, First Counselor in the First Presidency, presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple on Saturday, September 17, 2011--the 224th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution of the United States at Philadelphia's Independence Hall.
In January 2010, Church officials met with top administration officials of the City of Philadelphia to review preliminary plans for the Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple. Darrell Clarke, councilman for the 5th district, referred to the plans as magnificent. "I think it's important for the city of Philadelphia to have such a facility in the city, as opposed to the suburbs. I think the long-term benefits of bringing that many people—upwards of 400,000 visits per year to the city—is very significant."
In The News
- Mormons dedicate temple in the cradle of American democracy: Philadelphia, Salt Lake Tribune, September 18, 2016.
- Public gets a rare chance to see Philadelphia's new Mormon Temple before its dedication, Newsworks, August 30, 2016.
- Why you'll see Vai Sikahema at the big new Mormon Temple, Philadelphia Daily News, August 27, 2016.
- Pennsylvania’s First Mormon Temple Comes To Ben Franklin Parkway, CBS-3, June 24, 2016.