10 Los Angeles Temple Pictures You May Not Have Seen Yet

10 Los Angeles Temple Pictures You May Not Have Seen Yet

(Feature photo can be found here: Los Angeles Temple – Glory To The Highest by Rory Wallwork)

Standing strong as the 2nd largest temple in the world, the Los Angeles California Temple stands 257-feet tall atop a hill above the famous Santa Monica Boulevard in Westwood. The spacious grounds are filled with an amazing array of foliage. The various trees include Canary Island Pine trees, a variety of palm trees, Bird of Paradise trees, olive trees, and rare Chinese Ginkgo trees. On the grounds are two fountains, a large reflecting pool, and several family-themed statues. North of the temple, there is also a public visitors’ center north of the temple that showcases a representation of Thorvaldsen’s Christus statue and also houses the popular Los Angeles Family History Library. And as you’ll see in the final image of this post, the temple grounds are lit up at Christmastime when thousands of lights decorate the numerous trees and features surrounding the temple.

Before we share these beautiful temple pictures with you, here are a few facts about the Los Angeles Temple that you may not know:

  • It is one of the older modern-day temples of The Church, having been dedicated on March 11, 1956 by David O. McKay.
  • It was the first temple built in California and the 10th in the world. It has since been followed by 7 more temples being built in the state, with one more announced.
  • The Angel Moroni statue, was originally installed facing southeast with the rest of the temple, but it was later turned to face directly east at the request of President David O. McKay.
  • The temple’s two-month public open house brought 682,361 visitors to tour the magnificent structure.

Los Angeles Temple – Sunset

Los Angeles Temple – Sunset by Taylor Yardley

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10 Los Angeles Temple Pictures You May Not Have Seen Yet | The majestic Los Angeles California Temple is the 2nd largest temple in the world, and here are ten pictures of the temple you may not have seen yet!