San Diego California Temple

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San Diego California Temple
Number 45 edit data
Dedicated April 25, 1993 (April 25, 1993) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 7.2 acres (2.9 hectares)
Floor area 72,000 sq ft (6,700 m2)
Height 169 ft (52 m)
Preceded by Toronto Ontario Temple
Followed by Orlando Florida Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 32°51′59.0″N 117°13′43.6″W / 32.866389°N 117.228778°W / 32.866389; -117.228778

The stained glass wall of the West spire
San Diego Temple at twilight, 2008

The San Diego California Temple is the 47th constructed and 45th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).[1] Located near the La Jolla community of San Diego, it was built with two main spires, but unique to this temple are four smaller spires at the base of each main spire. The East spire is topped with the familiar Angel Moroni statue which adorns most LDS temples.

The San Diego Temple was announced on April 7, 1984, and dedicated on April 25, 1993 by Gordon B. Hinckley. The temple was built on a 7.2-acre (2.9 ha) plot, has 4 ordinance rooms and 8 sealing rooms, and has a total floor area of 72,000 square feet (6,700 m2).

Although there is no visitors' center, the church maintains the Mormon Battalion Historic Site in Old Town, San Diego.


Notable temple presidents include J. Clifford Wallace (1998-1999); Joe J. Christensen (1999–2002); David E. Sorensen (2005–08); and Bruce L. Olsen (2008–11).

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  1. ^ "San Diego California Temple - Details". The Church of Jesus of Latter-Day Saints. Retrieved May 7, 2018.

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