Orlando Florida Temple
46th operating temple
Physical Address9000 Windy Ridge Road
Windermere, Florida 34786-8347
Mailing Address9000 Windy Ridge Rd
Windermere, FL 34786-8347
Distribution Services: 407-876-5472
Announcement: 17 February 1990
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 20 June 1992 by James E. Faust
Public Open House: 10–30 September 1994
Dedication: 9–11 October 1994 by Howard W. Hunter
Site: 13 acres.
Exterior Finish: White precast concrete with marble chips.
Ordinance Rooms: Four ordinance rooms (stationary) and five sealing.
Total Floor Area: 70,000 square feet.
The Orlando Florida Temple sits on a knoll overlooking a chain of lakes on the edge of the Orlando suburb of Windermere in an area described as one of Florida's most beautiful locations. The temple is characterized by its white exterior, graceful columns, arched windows, and delightful water features. Palms trees and shrubs are planted generously across the temple grounds that are open to the public. Across the street from the temple is the Orlando Florida South Stake Center.
The Orlando Florida Temple was the first temple built in Florida.
The Orlando Florida Temple is one of only two temples dedicated by President Howard W. Hunter during his brief time as president of the Church. (The other is the Bountiful Utah Temple.)
In its official announcement of the Orlando Florida Temple as Florida's first temple, the First Presidency stated, "We have selected Orlando because it is a central location with good highways from all parts of the state."