Temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Birmingham Alabama Temple

98th operating temple
Birmingham Alabama Temple

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Address

1927 Mount Olive Boulevard
Gardendale, Alabama  35071
United States
Telephone:  (+1) 205-631-3444

Services

NO clothing rental available
NO cafeteria available
NO patron housing available
NO distribution center nearby (Store Locator)

Announcement: 

11 September 1998

Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 

9 October 1999 by Stephen A. West

Public Open House: 

19–26 August 2000

Dedication: 

3 September 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Site: 

5.6 acres

Exterior Finish: 

Imperial Danby White Marble quarried in Vermont

Ordinance Rooms: 

Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing

Total Floor Area: 

10,700 square feet

Temple Locale

Located north of Birmingham in the beautiful suburb of Gardendale, the Birmingham Alabama Temple claims a tree-covered hillside just east of I-65. The grounds of the temple are handsomely landscaped, featuring numerous mature trees and shrubs. At Christmastime, Nativity-themed statues are added to the lawn and floodlighted at night.


Temple Facts

The Birmingham Alabama Temple was the first temple built in Alabama.

On the day of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Birmingham Alabama Temple, hundreds of members came early and sat patiently in the rain, awaiting the proceedings to begin.

The Birmingham Alabama Temple opened to the public for a week before its dedication; 21,134 visitors toured the building.

The day before the Birmingham Alabama Temple dedication, Elder David B. Haight was presented with a cake to celebrate his 94th birthday. Elder and Sister Haight celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary the day after the dedication.

In 2008, the Birmingham Alabama Temple was selected for a beautification award from the City of Gardendale for its attractive grounds.