San Diego California LDS Temple
The San Diego California Temple is the 45th operating temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and one of California's seven temples. This temple is one the church's most easily recognizable temples outside of Utah; known by many nonmembers as the "Ice Palace." This temple, due to its popularity, is often featured by the church. The temple was announced by the then Prophet-President of the LDS church, Spencer W. Kimball, in 1984. Grounds was broken in 1988 by LDS Prophet Ezra Taft Benson, and dedicated in 1993 by LDS Prophet Gordon B. Hinckley. Although there is no visitor center at the temple, visitors can learn more about this temple the Mormon Battalion Museum in San Diego.
Backstory and Context
The San Diego Temple was announced on April 7, 1984, and dedicated on April 30, 1993 by Gordon B. Hinckley. The temple was built on a 7.2-acre plot, has 4 ordinance rooms and 8 sealing rooms, and has a total floor area of 72,000 square feet.