155th Operating Temple Dedicated in Suburban Hartford, Connecticut
President Henry B. Eyring of the First Presidency presided at today's dedication of the Hartford Connecticut Temple. At Saturday evening's youth cultural celebration, he told the youth "that this temple in Hartford is an important part of the marvelous work of Heavenly Father and His Beloved Son, Jesus Christ, to bring the light of the gospel into your lives and the lives of thousands of others."
Hartford Temple To Be Dedicated in Two Weeks
Tens of thousands toured the beautiful new Hartford Connecticut Temple during its three-week public open house. The temple will be dedicated in three sessions on Sunday, November 20, following a youth cultural celebration.
Public Welcome at Hartford Connecticut Temple
Following several days of VIP/Media tours, the Hartford Connecticut Temple has opened to the general public. All are welcome including children of all ages. The public open house continues through Saturday, October 22, 2016.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Open House Reservations
Beginning this Thursday, September 1, at 12:00 noon EDT, free reservations will be made available for the public open house of the Hartford Connecticut Temple. The temple will be open to the public for three weeks from Friday, September 30, through Saturday, October 22, 2016.
Exterior Granite Finished for Hartford Temple
The final piece of granite—a decorative urn—has been set in place at the Hartford Connecticut Temple, as reported by the Hartford Mormon Temple Facebook page. At the entrance, a beautiful three-tiered bronze fountain has been installed.
Scaffolding Coming Down at Hartford Connecticut Temple
The beautifully detailed entrance façade of the Hartford Connecticut Temple is now visible as scaffolding was recently removed, leaving only the base of the steeple to be covered in stone. The public open house begins in just over a month from Friday, September 30 through Saturday, October 22, 2016.
Summer Storms at Hartford Connecticut Temple
July thunderstorms at the Hartford Connecticut Temple created a dazzling backdrop of pink and purple hues for the stately steeple. Workers continue to move rapidly to have the temple ready for its open house in two months.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Exterior
With just over two months remaining before the public open house begins, laborers at the Hartford Connecticut Temple are working quickly to finish the exterior of the temple. Granite pieces will soon be attached to the pediment and to the tower base.
Entrance Columns Appear at Hartford Temple
The slender steel columns that support the pediment over the main entrance to the Hartford Connecticut Temple are being enclosed in stone to become beautiful Ionic columns, adding to the neoclassical charm of this New England building.
Progress at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
The rapidly appearing entrance plaza at the Hartford Connecticut Temple is adding beauty and dimension to the granite-clad building. Inside, installation of trim, lighting fixtures, and lockers continues while flooring is laid and walls are painted.
Laying Sod at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Work is progressing at the Hartford Connecticut Temple grounds where rolls of sod have been laid and trees have been planted. Shingles are going up on the temple president's residence, and granite continues to be attached to the temple exterior.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Monument Sign
The granite-faced monument sign at the Hartford Connecticut Temple is nearing completion. The name of the Church, the temple, and the address (2 Central Way) are all inscribed in stone. The temple opens to the public for three weeks in October.
Hartford Temple Update
At the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the granite exterior continues to be installed, sprinklers are going in, new trees have been planted, and roof trusses for the temple president's are in place. Inside the temple, painting continues and marble countertops are being installed.
Concrete Poured for Monument Sign at Hartford Connecticut Temple
A new protruding slab of concrete at the Hartford Connecticut Temple will soon become a beautiful monument sign, identifying the building and the Church. The temple will open to the public in just six months.
Dedication Dates Announced for Star Valley and Hartford
The First Presidency has announced that the Star Valley Wyoming Temple will be dedicated on October 30 and the Hartford Connecticut Temple on November 20.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Granite Details
As scaffolding is removed from the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the classical architectural details of the exterior granite are revealed. Inspired by New England architecture, the handsome building is a fitting addition to the Hartford-area landscape.
Inside the Hartford temple, workers are installing marble floors, lockers, light fixtures, trim, and cabinets. Painting is also taking place.
Pedestrian Gate Will Allow Access to the Hartford Connecticut Temple Grounds
A new photograph of the Hartford Connecticut Temple shows an opening in the stone perimeter wall along Route 4, which will give pedestrians access to the landscaped temple grounds. The concrete pillars that stand beyond the opening will be faced with granite and will serve as both lampposts and anchors to the decorative gate that will be installed between them. Construction of the temple is expected to be completed before the end of this year.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Exterior
Some of the scaffolding is coming down around the Hartford Connecticut Temple, revealing the beautiful granite cladding that has been attached to the exterior. The temple is the second to be built in the New England area of the United States, joining the Boston Massachusetts Temple.
Hartford Temple Receives Moroni
The traditional gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni was lifted into place atop the steeple of the Hartford Connecticut Temple today. Watch the video.
Tiered Water Fountain Delivered for Hartford Connecticut Temple
The tiered bronze fountain that will anchor the entrance water feature of the Hartford Connecticut Temple is on site, awaiting installation. Several landscaping walls have been poured throughout the grounds.
Overhead View of the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Beautiful new photographs of the Hartford Connecticut Temple give a bird's-eye view of the construction progress including the recently installed steeple, the circular water feature at the temple entrance, and the stone cladding on the exterior.
Steeple Hoisted Atop the Hartford Connecticut Temple
The Hartford Connecticut Temple reached a major milestone yesterday when two sections of the steeple façade and the shingled spire were lifted into place over the steel steeple framework. Members look forward to the upcoming addition of the angel Moroni statue.
Hartford Connecticut Temple Update
Light poles are going up and sidewalks being poured at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site. An ultraviolet light barrier continues to cover the stonework that has been attached to the temple. And shingling is completed on the spire that awaits installation.
Shingling the Spire for the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Progress can be seen on the shingling work for the Hartford Connecticut Temple spire, which was delivered to the site several weeks ago. The handsome structure will complete the distinctive New England-style steeple that will crown the building. Concrete has been poured for a beautiful rock wall that will run along the property next to the main road—Farmington Avenue. And a gravel bed has been laid for the driveway that enters the temple site.
Spire Arrives for Hartford Connecticut Temple
Standing near the newly paved parking lot in the staging area of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, a slender, cone-shaped spire stands at the ready, awaiting installation atop the steeple. White sheeting shrouds the temple as exterior stonework advances.
Paving Underway at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
Asphalt rollers at the Hartford Connecticut Temple are cruising the temple site to pave the new driveways and parking lots. Work continues on attaching stone cladding to the exterior of the building. Inside, framing and drywall work is underway.
Attaching Stone to Hartford Connecticut Temple Exterior
Large crates line the north side of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, which hold the beautiful stone cladding that is being attached to the exterior of the building. Heavy equipment is on site preparing the grounds for future surface parking and landscaping features.
Exterior Work Resumes on Hartford Connecticut Temple
With heavy snows and frigid temperatures releasing their grip on the New England region, construction laborers have resumed work on the exterior of the Hartford Connecticut Temple where steel reinforcement for the parapet wall is being installed along the top of the building.
Progress at the Hartford Connecticut Temple
While this winter's cold and snowy New England weather has detained work on the exterior of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, work progresses on the inside where drywall is being hung. Attachment of stone to the exterior walls will resume once the spring weather returns.