Meridian Idaho Temple

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Meridian Idaho Temple
Under construction
Announced temple site
Announced temple site
Number 158 edit data
Announcement 2 April 2011
Groundbreaking 23 August 2014 by
David A. Bednar
Site 12.21 acres (4.9 hectares)
Floor area 65,960 sq ft (6,128 m2)
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 43°40′18.45″N 116°24′51.71″W / 43.6717917°N 116.4143639°W / 43.6717917; -116.4143639

The Meridian Idaho Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) under construction in Meridian, Idaho.[2] The announcement was made by church president Thomas S. Monson on April 4, 2011, during the church's semi-annual general conference.

On December 19, 2011 the LDS Church's Public Affairs office announced that the Meridian Idaho Temple would be constructed at 7345 North Linder Road. This location is a few blocks north of the intersection of North Linder Road and Chinden Blvd.[1]

David A. Bednar, of the church's Quorum of the Twelve Apostles, presided at the temple's groundbreaking on August 23, 2014.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Site Announced for Meridian Idaho Temple", MormonNewsroom.org (News Release) (LDS Church), December 19, 2011, retrieved 2015-01-05 
  2. ^ a b "Church Announces New Temples in Canada, Colorado and Idaho", MormonNewsroom.org (News Release) (LDS Church), April 2, 2011, retrieved 2015-01-05 
  3. ^ Sowell, John (August 24, 2014), "LDS Church breaks ground for new Meridian temple", Idaho Statesman