Overview

The Tucson Arizona Temple is the sixth temple built in Arizona, following the Mesa Arizona Temple (1927), the Snowflake Arizona Temple (2002), The Gila Valley Arizona Temple (2010), the Gilbert Arizona Temple (2014), and the Phoenix Arizona Temple (2014). The groundbreaking ceremony for the Tucson Arizona Temple was held on the same day as the groundbreaking ceremony for the Concepcion Chile Temple. Cactus plants at the Tucson Arizona Temple site were transplanted to an on-site nursery and reintegrated into the final landscaping.

Temple History

The Tucson Arizona Temple was originally designed with a 95-foot steeple, which would have required a special permit. However, plans were altered, and the steeple was replaced with a dome-shaped cupola—reminiscent of the famous dome that crowns Italy's Florence Cathedral—which does comply with Pima County planning and zoning regulations.


Temple District

Cochise County

  1. Sierra Vista Arizona Stake

Pima County

  1. Marana Arizona Stake
  2. Sahuarita Arizona Stake
  3. Tucson Arizona Stake
  4. Tucson Arizona East Stake
  5. Tucson Arizona North Stake
  6. Tucson Arizona Rincon Stake
  7. Tucson Arizona South Stake
  8. Tucson Arizona West Stake

Presidents

Notable presidents of the temple include:


Access

Temple access is available to church members who hold a current temple recommend, as is the case with all operating Latter-day Saints temples. An adjacent visitors center is open to the public. An LDS Church meetinghouse is across the street on the East, which is also open to the public.


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Tucson Arizona Temple

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The Tucson Arizona Temple was originally designed with a 95-foot steeple, which would have required a special permit. However, plans were altered, and the steeple was replaced with a dome-shaped cupola—reminiscent of the famous dome that crowns Italy's Florence Cathedral. It is the sixth temple built by the church in the state of Arizona.

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