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Satellite View of the Modesto California Temple

A recent satellite view of the Modesto California Temple site shows the progress being made on forming and pouring the footings for the foundation. The concrete walls for the partial basement and baptismal font are also visible. The temple is rising in northwest Modesto behind the Almond Grove Ward meetinghouse, where the offices for the Modesto California North Stake are located.
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Building the Foundation Walls of the Modesto California Temple

At the northern end of the San Joaquin Valley, work is progressing on installing the footings and foundations for the Modesto California Temple. Construction observers have a nice view of the construction activity from the east parking lot of the adjacent meetinghouse. Two baseball fields were cleared to make way for the temple, which will become the tenth house of the Lord in the state of California.
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Pouring Footings for the Modesto California Temple Foundation

During the two months since the groundbreaking was held for the Modesto California Temple, heavy equipment has been hard at work preparing the site and excavating for the temple foundation. The sloping sides of the excavation have been covered, and footings are being formed and poured. Concrete mixer trucks and pump trucks work in tandem to transport wet concrete to the awaiting forms for curing.
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Groundbreaking Held for the Modesto California Temple

Elder Gary B. Sabin, first counselor in the North America West Area presidency, presided at the groundbreaking ceremony for the Modesto California Temple on Saturday, October 7, 2023. "We are reminded that temples bring us closer to Christ, and when we come closer to Christ, we are more joyful," he said. In his site dedicatory prayer, he prayed that this house of the Lord "will stand as a beacon of light and hope and a witness of the reality and divinity of Thy Beloved Son and of the eternal nature of the soul and the divine potential of thy children."
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Modesto California Temple Groundbreaking Date Announced

The groundbreaking service for the Modesto California Temple will be held on Saturday, October 7, 2023. Elder Gary B. Sabin, General Authority Seventy and First Counselor in the North America West Area Presidency, will offer the site dedicatory prayer. The 30,000-square-foot temple will be constructed on a 17.63-acre parcel adjacent to an existing meetinghouse on Dale Road.
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Artist's Rendering Revealed for the Modesto California Temple

An artist's rendering for the Modesto California Temple has been revealed. The temple will be built on a 17.63-acre site adjacent to the meetinghouse at 4300 Dale Road. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet. There are seven dedicated temples in California and two under construction: the Feather River California Temple and the Yorba Linda California Temple.
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Location of the Modesto California Temple Revealed

A 17.63-acre site adjacent to the meetinghouse at 4300 Dale Road will be the location of the new Modesto California Temple. Plans call for a single-story temple of approximately 30,000 square feet. Detailed design plans are still under development. An official exterior rendering and groundbreaking date will be released to the public later. Modesto is located in the Central Valley, approximately 90 miles north of Fresno.