7 Pictures of the Oakland Temple You Haven’t Seen (probably)
(Feature photo can be found here: Oakland Temple – Golden Light by Alan Fullmer)
The golden spires of the 170-foot Oakland California Temple are a landmark sight in the East Bay area of Oakland, California. Dedicated in 1964, it was built following the Los Angeles Temple, which was dedicated in 1956.
The 95,000-square-foot temple rests on 18.3 acres that are often referred to as Temple Hill. A creek-style cascade of water flows from fountain to fountain in front of the temple, lined with flowers, shrubs and coastal palm trees. On site is also a public visitors’ center, which includes numerous displays and an inspiring reproduction of Thorvaldsen’s Christus statue.
The Oakland Temple will close in February 2018 for extensive renovations that will last at least a year. The 50- year-old temple will be updated throughout and brought up to code. The renovation will be followed by a public open house, cultural celebration, and re-dedication.
Before we share the photos with you, here are a couple of facts that you might not know about the Oakland Temple:
- The Oakland Temple was dedicated on November 17, 1964 by David O. McKay.
- It was the 2nd built in Calfornia, and is one of seven temples in the state, including the Los Angeles, Sacramento, Fresno, Redlands, Newport and San Diego.
- It is one of only three temples with a central tower surrounded by four corner towers.
- The site for the temple was finally purchased in 1942 after 14 years of negotiations due to various obstacles that held up its purchase.
Oakland Temple – Aerial Sunset From On High by Alan Fullmer
Oakland Temple – Oh May My Soul Commune With Thee by Daniel Hopkins
Oakland Temple – Foggy Morning by Alan Fullmer
Oakland Temple – Sunburst From On High by Alan Fullmer
Oakland Temple – Summer Sunset by Alan Fullmer
Oakland Temple From On High by Alan Fullmer
Oakland Temple – Golden Light by Alan Fullmer
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