Oakland California Temple

Oakland California Temple

Oakland California Temple - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Lincoln Avenue, Oakland, California, United States/Commanding a sweeping view of the San Francisco Bay Area, the 170-foot Oakland  Temple is a highly recognized East Bay landmark. The magnificent grounds are distinguished by a creek-style water feature running from fountain to fountain in front of the temple entrance—lined with colorful gardens and towering palm trees. On site is a public visitors' center, which includes numerous displays and an inspiring reproduction of Thorvaldsen's Christus statue. Also on the grounds is the East Bay Interstake Center—open to any who wish to attend Sunday services.The Oakland California Temple was the second temple built in California, following the Los Angeles California Temple (1956).The Oakland California Temple is one of only three temples with a central tower surrounded by four corner towers. (The others are the Cochabamba Bolivia Temple and the Provo City Center Temple.)The Oakland California Temple was originally named the Oakland Temple.The Oakland California Temple was originally built with two large ordinance rooms each seating 200 persons.The exterior of the Oakland California Temple features two 35-foot sculpted panels depicting Jesus teaching in the Holy Land (north side) and Jesus appearing to the Nephites (south side), which can be seen up close from the terrace garden that surrounds the temple, occupying the main floor roof.

 

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