Pennsylvania’s First Mormon Temple Proceeds on the Parkway

The next time Mitt Romney visits, he may want to skip the Union League altogether and head directly for the Parkway where, after visiting the Barnes and not touching anything, he can pray at the state’s first Mormon Temple at 17th and Vine. Currently, the building’s construction site looks like this:

mormon temple philadelphia

Photo: Gerry Senker

Though Philadelphia already has Mormon churches, this will be the first Temple in the city–and the state. The design is by Perkins + Will.

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  • Bob G.

    There is a Mormon Temple two blocks from my home in Spring, TX (Houston). It is not a regular church. It is used from ceremonial purposes and is accessed by an ID card system. It is not open to all Mormons. It is my understanding that you must reach a certain level in their church to be permitted inside. They are magnificent structures. It was open to the public for touring before it was formally dedicated. I was told that it cost in excess of $15M when it was built 10 years ago. There are approximately 140 Temples worldwide.

  • John

    what historical things have they dug up and hauled away to the dumpster? that looks like a pretty deep dig out. how could they not uncover something?