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The Los Angeles California Temple
(formerly the Los Angeles Temple
), the tenth operating and the second-largest temple
operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
, is on Santa Monica Boulevard
in the Westwood district
of Los Angeles
. When it was dedicated in 1956
, it was the largest temple of the church, later surpassed by the Salt Lake Temple
with its additions and annexations. The grounds includes a visitors' center open to the public, the Los Angeles Regional Family History Center
, also open to the public, and the headquarters for the Los Angeles mission
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The Los Angeles Temple in 2006
Atop the steeple sits a 15½-foot tall statue of the angel Moroni.
The front entrance to the temple with the inscription "The House of the Lord - Los Angeles Temple" and "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints."
Above the front door of the temple is the inscription "Holiness to the Lord."
The Los Angeles Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at night
An exterior view of the Los Angeles California Temple. Los Angeles, CA, USA. May 2007
An exterior view of the Los Angeles California Temple. Los Angeles, CA, USA May 2007
Prop 8 Protesters in front of the Los Angeles