Birmingham Alabama Temple
98th operating temple
Physical Address1927 Mount Olive Boulevard
Gardendale, Alabama 35071
Mailing AddressP.O. Box 945
Gardendale, AL 35071-0945Telephone 205-631-3444
Announcement: 11 September 1998
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 9 October 1999 by Stephen A. West
Public Open House: 19–26 August 2000
Dedication: 3 September 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley
Site: 5.6 acres (including adjoining meetinghouse).
Exterior Finish: Imperial Danby White Marble quarried in Vermont.
Ordinance Rooms: Two ordinance rooms (two-stage progressive) and two sealing.
Total Floor Area: 10,700 square feet.
Located north of Birmingham in the beautiful suburb of Gardendale, the Birmingham Alabama Temple claims a tree-covered hillside just east of I-65. The grounds of the temple are handsomely landscaped, featuring numerous mature trees and shrubs. At Christmastime, Nativity-themed statues are added to the lawn and floodlighted at night.
The Birmingham Alabama Temple was the first temple built in Alabama.
On the day of the groundbreaking ceremony for the Birmingham Alabama Temple, hundreds of members came early and sat patiently in the rain, awaiting the proceedings to begin.
The Birmingham Alabama Temple opened to the public for a week before its dedication; 21,134 visitors toured the building.
The day before the Birmingham Alabama Temple dedication, Elder David B. Haight was presented with a cake to celebrate his 94th birthday. Elder and Sister Haight celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary the day after the dedication.
In 2008, the Birmingham Alabama Temple was selected for a beautification award from the City of Gardendale for its attractive grounds.