Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple

The Philadelphia Pennsylvania Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is sited on Logan Circle in the heart of this historic city, the birthplace of America. The design conforms to the demands of several overlapping historic and neighborhood districts, each with its own set of criteria. Modern Mormon temples are important symbols of faith and sacrifice for church members. They are not a large single congregational space, but are divided into different rooms for teaching and instruction, and for the LDS Church’s most holy rites and marriage ceremonies. This temple will be a gathering place for Mormon faithful throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.

The four-story building is clad in cut stone and highly detailed in the classical revival style of American Georgian architecture with carefully proportioned and detailed Corinthian pilasters with carved capitals, entablature and cornice. The design of the building is based on careful research of classical styles and a study of the existing fabric of the city and its many stone buildings.