-The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple is the first Latter-Day Saint Temple in Pennsylvania.
-The Philadelphia Temple was announced by Pres. Thomas S. Monson at the same time he announced Calgary, Canada; Córdoba, Argentina; Kansas City, Missouri; and Rome, Italy Temples.
-The Philadelphia Temple was dedicated September 2016 by Henry B. Eyring.
- The dedication of the Philadelphia Temple took place on the 224th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. The signing of the Declaration of Independence took place at Philadelphia’s Independence Hall.
-The exterior of the Philadelphia Temple was made to complement the buildings around Historic Philadelphia the temple.
-The spires on the Philadelphia Temple are similar to the spires on the clock tower on Independence Hall.
-The furnishings inside the Philadelphia Temple are from the same time period as the buildings around the area, the late 1700’s.
-The exterior of the Philadelphia Temple is made of granite.
-The Philadelphia Temple is 61,466 square feet.
-The Philadelphia Temple has original artwork throughout that represents American History and History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
-The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints was first established in Pennsylvania in 1839, but members migrated to the Salt Lake City Utah. The first Stake in Pennsylvania was established in 1960!
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