Independence, Missouri, United States Temple

Announcement: 20 July 1831
Site Dedication: 3 August 1831 by Joseph Smith, Jr.

Not yet built, and no current plans for building.

© 2012, Andy Kelly Nelson. All rights reserved.

© 2012, Andy Kelly Nelson. All rights reserved.

The Independence Temple, or Temple Lot was the first temple commanded to be built in this dispensation; however it has yet to be built. The plan to build a temple on this location was first give in a revelation to the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr. naming the locations as “the place for the City of Zion.”

Today the LDS Church owns a good portion of the property, but part of the property is owned by various churches, including this “temple” owned by the Community of Christ:

Community of Christ

Community of Christ “Temple”

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