Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple

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Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple
Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple.jpg
Number 143 edit data
Dedicated May 4, 2014 (May 4, 2014) by
Dieter F. Uchtdorf
Site 16.82 acres (6.8 hectares)
Floor area 28,000 sq ft (2,600 m2)
Height 100 ft (30 m)
Preceded by Gilbert Arizona Temple
Followed by Phoenix Arizona Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 26°4′21″N 80°21′22″W / 26.07250°N 80.35611°W / 26.07250; -80.35611

The Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) near Fort Lauderdale, Florida. It is the 143rd temple of the LDS Church. The announcement that a temple would be built in south Florida was made by church president Thomas S. Monson on October 3, 2009, during the church's semi-annual general conference.[5] The temple was announced concurrently with the Brigham City Utah, Concepción Chile, Fortaleza Brazil and Sapporo Japan temples. It is the second temple constructed in Florida and the first in the heavily populated southern part of the state. The state's other temple, in Orlando, was completed in 1994.

Subsequent to the announcement, a local church official indicated that the temple would likely be constructed somewhere in western Broward County rather than within the city of Fort Lauderdale itself. No specific location was disclosed.[6]

Ground was broken on June 18, 2011.[7][8] A public open house took place from March 29 to April 19, 2014.[9] The temple was formally dedicated on May 4, 2014, by Dieter F. Uchtdorf of the church's First Presidency.[10] The temple is designed to serve an estimated 25,000 church members in South Florida.[11]

The temple was given a 2014 South-East Engineering Award for best built building.[12]

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  1. ^ Taylor, Scott (October 3, 2009), "Brigham City among five new locales for LDS temples", Deseret News, retrieved November 2, 2012
  2. ^ "Church Leaders Break Ground for Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple", Newsroom (News Release), LDS Church, June 18, 2011, retrieved November 2, 2012
  3. ^ "Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Open House and Dedication Dates Announced", Newsroom, LDS Church, January 13, 2014
  4. ^ "Church Dedicates Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, 143rd in the World", Newsroom, LDS Church, May 4, 2014
  5. ^ Taylor, Scott (October 3, 2009), "Brigham City among five new locales for LDS temples", Deseret News, retrieved October 3, 2009
  6. ^ Turnbell, Michael (October 4, 2009), "Mormons plan Broward temple", Florida Sun-Sentinel, retrieved November 2, 2012
  7. ^ Samuels, Jennifer; Benzion, Calli (June 25, 2011), "Groundbreaking for Ft. Lauderdale temple", Church News, retrieved November 2, 2012
  8. ^ "New picture of planned Mormon temple: Mormons break ground for temple in South Florida", Florida Sun-Sentinel, June 20, 2011, retrieved November 2, 2012
  9. ^ "Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple Open House and Dedication Dates Announced", Newsroom, LDS Church, January 13, 2014
  10. ^ "Church Dedicates Fort Lauderdale Florida Temple, 143rd in the World", Newsroom, LDS Church, May 4, 2014
  11. ^ Nolin, Robert. "New Mormon temple soars above Davie pastures", South Florida Sun Sentinel, Florida, 1 July 2015. Retrieved on 10 August 2019.
  12. ^ LDS Newsroom article on award

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