Hartford Connecticut Temple
Following is a collection of news items that have appeared on the News page for the Hartford Connecticut Temple. To share your latest news for the temple, please send an e-mail.
Recent News Stories
- September 15, 2016 - Dedication of the First Mormon Temple in Connecticut this November
- August 19, 2016 - Connecticut's First Mormon Temple to Open in Farmington
- June 28, 2016 - Mormons growing in Connecticut as new temple rises near Hartford
- May 2, 2016 - East Hartford Man Named President Of Connecticut's First Mormon Temple In Farmington
- March 28, 2016 - Connecticut's First Mormon Temple To Be Dedicated In November
- December 12, 2015 - Angel Moroni Tops the Hartford Connecticut Temple
- December 11, 2015 - Mormon Temple In Farmington Marks Milestone, Raises Angel Moroni Statue
- December 11, 2015 - Mormon Temple Under Construction in Farmington Reaches Milestone
August 29, 2016
Hartford Connecticut Temple Open House ReservationsBeginning this Thursday, September 1, at 12:00 noon EDT, free reservations will be made available for the public open house of the Hartford Connecticut Temple. The temple will be open to the public for three weeks from Friday, September 30, through Saturday, October 22, 2016.
August 26, 2016
Exterior Granite Finished for Hartford TempleThe final piece of granite—a decorative urn—has been set in place at the Hartford Connecticut Temple, as reported by the Hartford Mormon Temple Facebook page. At the entrance, a beautiful three-tiered bronze fountain has been installed.
August 19, 2016
Scaffolding Coming Down at Hartford Connecticut TempleThe beautifully detailed entrance façade of the Hartford Connecticut Temple is now visible as scaffolding was recently removed, leaving only the base of the steeple to be covered in stone. The public open house begins in just over a month from Friday, September 30 through Saturday, October 22, 2016.
July 29, 2016
Summer Storms at Hartford Connecticut TempleJuly thunderstorms at the Hartford Connecticut Temple created a dazzling backdrop of pink and purple hues for the stately steeple. Workers continue to move rapidly to have the temple ready for its open house in two months.
July 20, 2016
Hartford Connecticut Temple ExteriorWith just over two months remaining before the public open house begins, laborers at the Hartford Connecticut Temple are working quickly to finish the exterior of the temple. Granite pieces will soon be attached to the pediment and to the tower base.
June 23, 2016
Entrance Columns Appear at Hartford TempleThe slender steel columns that support the pediment over the main entrance to the Hartford Connecticut Temple are being enclosed in stone to become beautiful Ionic columns, adding to the neoclassical charm of this New England building.
June 8, 2016
Progress at the Hartford Connecticut TempleThe rapidly appearing entrance plaza at the Hartford Connecticut Temple is adding beauty and dimension to the granite-clad building. Inside, installation of trim, lighting fixtures, and lockers continues while flooring is laid and walls are painted.
May 31, 2016
Laying Sod at the Hartford Connecticut TempleWork is progressing at the Hartford Connecticut Temple grounds where rolls of sod have been laid and trees have been planted. Shingles are going up on the temple president's residence, and granite continues to be attached to the temple exterior.
May 12, 2016
Hartford Connecticut Temple Monument SignThe granite-faced monument sign at the Hartford Connecticut Temple is nearing completion. The name of the Church, the temple, and the address (2 Central Way) are all inscribed in stone. The temple opens to the public for three weeks in October.
April 27, 2016
Hartford Temple UpdateAt the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the granite exterior continues to be installed, sprinklers are going in, new trees have been planted, and roof trusses for the temple president's are in place. Inside the temple, painting continues and marble countertops are being installed.
April 1, 2016
Concrete Poured for Monument Sign at Hartford Connecticut TempleA new protruding slab of concrete at the Hartford Connecticut Temple will soon become a beautiful monument sign, identifying the building and the Church. The temple will open to the public in just six months.
March 25, 2016
Dedication Dates Announced for Star Valley and HartfordThe First Presidency has announced that the Star Valley Wyoming Temple will be dedicated on October 30 and the Hartford Connecticut Temple on November 20.
March 25, 2016
Hartford Connecticut Temple Granite DetailsAs scaffolding is removed from the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the classical architectural details of the exterior granite are revealed. Inspired by New England architecture, the handsome building is a fitting addition to the Hartford-area landscape.
March 16, 2016
Temple Tuesday Update on Hartford Connecticut TempleFor its "Temple Tuesday Construction Update," the Hartford Mormon Temple Facebook page reports that granite continues to be placed on the exterior while counter tops and millwork go up inside. The foundation walls have been poured for the temple president's residence.
March 3, 2016
Interior WorkInside the Hartford temple, workers are installing marble floors, lockers, light fixtures, trim, and cabinets. Painting is also taking place.
February 24, 2016
Pedestrian Gate Will Allow Access to the Hartford Connecticut Temple GroundsA new photograph of the Hartford Connecticut Temple shows an opening in the stone perimeter wall along Route 4, which will give pedestrians access to the landscaped temple grounds. The concrete pillars that stand beyond the opening will be faced with granite and will serve as both lampposts and anchors to the decorative gate that will be installed between them. Construction of the temple is expected to be completed before the end of this year.
February 1, 2016
Hartford Connecticut Temple ExteriorSome of the scaffolding is coming down around the Hartford Connecticut Temple, revealing the beautiful granite cladding that has been attached to the exterior. The temple is the second to be built in the New England area of the United States, joining the Boston Massachusetts Temple.
December 11, 2015
Hartford Temple Receives MoroniThe traditional gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni was lifted into place atop the steeple of the Hartford Connecticut Temple today. Watch the video.
November 30, 2015
Tiered Water Fountain Delivered for Hartford Connecticut TempleThe tiered bronze fountain that will anchor the entrance water feature of the Hartford Connecticut Temple is on site, awaiting installation. Several landscaping walls have been poured throughout the grounds.
November 5, 2015
Overhead View of the Hartford Connecticut TempleBeautiful new photographs of the Hartford Connecticut Temple give a bird's-eye view of the construction progress including the recently installed steeple, the circular water feature at the temple entrance, and the stone cladding on the exterior.
October 24, 2015
Steeple Hoisted Atop the Hartford Connecticut TempleThe Hartford Connecticut Temple reached a major milestone yesterday when two sections of the steeple façade and the shingled spire were lifted into place over the steel steeple framework. Members look forward to the upcoming addition of the angel Moroni statue.
September 6, 2015
Hartford Connecticut Temple UpdateLight poles are going up and sidewalks being poured at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site. An ultraviolet light barrier continues to cover the stonework that has been attached to the temple. And shingling is completed on the spire that awaits installation.
August 19, 2015
Shingling the Spire for the Hartford Connecticut TempleProgress can be seen on the shingling work for the Hartford Connecticut Temple spire, which was delivered to the site several weeks ago. The handsome structure will complete the distinctive New England-style steeple that will crown the building. Concrete has been poured for a beautiful rock wall that will run along the property next to the main road—Farmington Avenue. And a gravel bed has been laid for the driveway that enters the temple site.
July 28, 2015
Spire Arrives for Hartford Connecticut TempleStanding near the newly paved parking lot in the staging area of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, a slender, cone-shaped spire stands at the ready, awaiting installation atop the steeple. White sheeting shrouds the temple as exterior stonework advances.
July 2, 2015
Paving Underway at the Hartford Connecticut TempleAsphalt rollers at the Hartford Connecticut Temple are cruising the temple site to pave the new driveways and parking lots. Work continues on attaching stone cladding to the exterior of the building. Inside, framing and drywall work is underway.
May 27, 2015
Attaching Stone to Hartford Connecticut Temple ExteriorLarge crates line the north side of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, which hold the beautiful stone cladding that is being attached to the exterior of the building. Heavy equipment is on site preparing the grounds for future surface parking and landscaping features.
March 18, 2015
Exterior Work Resumes on Hartford Connecticut TempleWith heavy snows and frigid temperatures releasing their grip on the New England region, construction laborers have resumed work on the exterior of the Hartford Connecticut Temple where steel reinforcement for the parapet wall is being installed along the top of the building.
February 26, 2015
Progress at the Hartford Connecticut TempleWhile this winter's cold and snowy New England weather has detained work on the exterior of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, work progresses on the inside where drywall is being hung. Attachment of stone to the exterior walls will resume once the spring weather returns.
December 22, 2014
Weatherproofing the Hartford TempleWeathermate flashing is being applied to the Hartford temple in dark strips, helping to form a weather barrier to protect the temple from moisture.
November 8, 2014
Enclosing the Hartford TempleWith blue boards insulating the exterior of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, workers will spray the interior with a closed cell foam insulation.
October 27, 2014
Utility Building Up at Hartford TempleAt the Hartford Connecticut Temple site, a utility building that will service the temple has been erected at the rear of the property and is ready for roof trusses.
October 22, 2014
Insulating Hartford Exterior WallsA series of horizontal channels and insulating boards are being attached to the exterior walls of the Hartford temple to prepare for stone cladding.
October 2, 2014
Hartford Temple ProgressWith the structural steel framing completed for the Hartford temple, work is focused inside as utilities are roughed in and light framing progresses.
August 28, 2014
Steeple Framework Installed Atop the Hartford Connecticut TempleThe Hartford Connecticut Temple received an important addition this week with the installation of the steel framework for the steeple that sits over the east entrance. Following the tradition of New England architecture, the temple will feature many classical elements including Ionic columns supporting a pediment, square lattice windows, and a frieze bearing the inscription Holiness to the Lord—The House of the Lord.
August 22, 2014
Roof and Utility Work at the Hartford Connecticut TempleAt the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the structural steel and metal framing have been erected with exception of the spire, the concrete floors are poured, the roof is being installed, and utility work is underway. Excavation has begun for a storm water detention system.
August 8, 2014
Exterior Framing and Insulation for Hartford TempleExterior framing is underway between the large steel columns at the Hartford Connecticut Temple as an insulating material is applied.
July 18, 2014
Hartford UpdateLand leveled in front of temple; studs added to parapet wall framing.
June 28, 2014
Hartford Temple UpdateThe framed Hartford Connecticut Temple is captured on a beautiful New England summer day. The temple stands near the childhood home of Wilford Woodruff.
May 30, 2014
Hartford Connecticut Temple WingsTemporary roofing now covers the wings of the Hartford Connecticut Temple where major steel framing is completed, allowing the large crane to move to another construction site.
April 28, 2014
More Framing Erected in HartfordSteel framing for the Hartford Connecticut Temple continues to rise at its wooded location in Farmington, including girders that have been set at an angle for the roof.
April 14, 2014
Steel Framing Begins in HartfordThe first steel beams that will shape the Hartford Connecticut Temple were erected today and fastened to the reinforced concrete foundation. Additional beams stand at the ready.
April 5, 2014
Basement Walls Poured for Hartford TempleAt the Hartford Connecticut Temple, the basement walls have been poured and are being waterproofed and backfilled. The crane has arrived for the erection of steel girders that will frame the building beginning in mid-April.
March 21, 2014
Basement Walls Poured for Hartford Connecticut TempleThe first basement walls can now be seen at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site. With the arrival of spring, construction crews are enjoying warmer weather and accelerated progress. The basement will enclose the baptismal font.
March 7, 2014
Forms and Rebar Going Up for Hartford Temple Basement WallsWith the concrete slab poured for the basement floor of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, forms and rebar are now being set in place for pouring the walls. The basement of the temple will house the baptistry.
February 26, 2014
Pouring Slab Foundation for the Hartford Connecticut TempleDespite temperatures in the upper teens, concrete pumps and mixers have arrived to pour the slab foundation for the Hartford Connecticut Temple. A handful of trucks are working round-robin fashion to deliver 800-900 cubic yards of concrete from nearby Farmington Ready-Mix Concrete.
February 19, 2014
Preparing to Pour Font Slab for Hartford Connecticut TempleAt the Hartford Connecticut Temple site, construction workers are carrying heavy rods of rebar to the excavation area where a 4-foot thick mat-slab foundation will be poured for the floor of the baptistry. If weather permits, the pour could take place as early as next Tuesday.
January 9, 2014
Excavation Advancing at Hartford Connecticut Temple SiteAt the Hartford Connecticut Temple site, excavation work has begun with the deepest area being for the future baptismal font. Severe winter weather is currently arresting the New England region, which slows construction progress.
October 28, 2013
Site Clearing Progress for Hartford Connecticut TempleLaborers have been hard at work at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site, preparing the ground for grading and excavation. The efforts have included razing residences and an office building and clearing vegetation. The footprint of the temple is marked by white stakes.
October 3, 2013
Preparing the Ground in Hartford for ConstructionStanding among the beautiful New England fall trees at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site, construction machinery is arriving to begin preparation of the land. President Thomas S. Monson presided at the temple groundbreaking on August 17, just days before his 86th birthday.
August 17, 2013
President Monson Breaks Ground for Hartford Temple"Today is a special and sacred day as we bring to fruition the hopes and dreams of the Church members here and break ground for the Hartford Connecticut Temple," said President Monson on Saturday at the groundbreaking ceremony for Connecticut's first temple.
July 30, 2013
Demolition Proceeding at the Hartford Temple SiteAt the site of the Hartford Connecticut Temple, demolition crews are razing the existing structures—including an office building and residences—to make way for the beautiful temple complex. Ground will be formally broken for the edifice in two and a half weeks on Saturday, August 17.
July 12, 2013
Groundbreaking Scheduled for Hartford Connecticut TempleOn Saturday, August 17, at 11:00 a.m., ground will be formally broken for the Hartford Connecticut Temple. All are invited to participate in the historic event via satellite broadcast to local chapels. Due to limited parking, attendnace at the temple site is by invitation only.
June 5, 2013
Construction of Hartford Temple Expected to Begin this SummerDemolition of the existing building at the Hartford Connecticut Temple site is anticipated to begin sometime after the end of June when a business operating there will have relocated. The building formerly served as the Whitman Restaurant. A date for the groundbreaking has not been announced.
June 20, 2012
Plan and Zoning Commission OKs Hartford Temple PlansOn Tuesday, the Town Plan and Zoning Commission resumed a public hearing to receive input on the Hartford Connecticut Temple project. After taking comments, including concerns about increased traffic on Route 4, the commissioners unanimously approved the request.
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