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Church announces site of Bakersfield California Temple

Jul 25, 2023, 9:30 PM

Image of the Angel Maroni atop a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints....

FILE - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced the site of the Lethbridge Alberta Temple. (Rick Bowmer /Associated Press)

(Rick Bowmer /Associated Press)

SALT LAKE CITY — The First Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced Tuesday the location of the Bakersfield California Temple.

According to a news release from the church, the temple will be built on 13.07 acres of land located at the northwest corner of the intersection at Stockdale Highway and  Jewetta Avenue in Bakersfield.

The temple will be a single-story structure and will be roughly 30,000 square feet. A church distribution center and a meetinghouse will also be near the temple.

The Bakersfield California Temple was announced in April by President Russell M. Nelson. A temple was announced for San Jose, California at the same time.

Other temple news

Church leaders also released the rendering of the Cleveland Ohio Temple. This temple was first announced by President Nelson in April 2022. The location of the temple was first announced in December 2022. 

Cleveland Ohio Temple. Photo credit: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Bonneville International Corporation, the company that owns KSL NewsRadio, is a subsidiary of Deseret Management Corporation, which is owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 

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Church announces site of Bakersfield California Temple