9 Pictures of the Houston Temple You Haven’t Seen (probably)
(Feature photo can be found here: Houston Temple From On High by Alan Fullmer)
With all of the recent difficult times that the Houston, Texas area is going through right now with Hurricane Harvey, we want those in the vicinity to know that we are praying for you! The Houston Temple itself was surrounded by flooding and water even began entering the temple.
According the Mormon Newsroom, the nearby Cypress Ccreek became a river and the current is so strong that it’s been dangerous for anyone to even try and approach the temple.
“It looks like water to the depth of four or five inches has gone inside the temple.” said President Hayes. “That includes a baptistry, a marriage waiting room, dressing rooms, kitchen and laundry. We haven’t been able to go inside so we really don’t know the extent of the damage.”
We hope that there is little to no damage inside the temple and that the flooding in the entire Houston area is already subsiding or will subside very soon!
The Houston Texas Temple was built using a contemporary, single-spire design that in recent decades has become very common for temple architecture. However, unlike other similar temples, it also includes buttresses on its façade, creating an elaborate castle-like appearance reminiscent of temples built in the 19th century. Its exterior is finished with elegant Luna Pearl granite.
Before we share the photos with you, here are a few facts that you might not know about the Houston Temple:
- The Houston Temple was dedicated on August 26, 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley.
- It was the 97th temple in the world and the 2nd in Texas, following the Dallas Temple, which was dedicated in 1984.
- It serves members from a lofty twenty-eight stakes. The closest temple (Dallas) before it was dedicated was a five-hour drive from Houston.
Houston Temple – Promised Land by Jon Adams
Houston Temple Sunset by Alan Fullmer
Houston Temple – Sunset From On High by Alan Fullmer
Houston Temple Afternoon by Alan Fullmer
Houston Temple – Pastel Sunrise by Brooks Crandell
Houston Temple – Afternoon Light by Taylor Yardley
Houston Temple – Walk In The Light by Alan Fullmer
Houston Temple – Fountain Sunset by Dustin Bitter
Houston Temple Daylight by Taylor Yardley
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