Detroit Michigan Mormon Temple
The Detroit Michigan Temple is located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, near Woodward Avenue, a road built in 1815 by the Prophet Joseph Smith’s uncle. Ground was broken on October 10, 1998. During the groundbreaking ceremony, Elder Jay E. Jensen gave four suggestions for families that attended. He suggested that families… “Pray that temple construction will progress on time and without injuries or undue delays; hang a picture of a temple in the home where children will see it and think, ‘Someday I will go there’; gather family histories, perhaps starting simply by asking family members questions and writing down the answers; and obtain a temple recommend and always carry it worthily.” 1
During the temple open house about 28,000 people toured the temple, seeing the beautiful architecture and furnishings as well as learning about the purpose of Mormon temples.
President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Detroit Michigan Temple on October 23, 1999. In his dedicatory prayer, President Hinckley blessed that all those that entered may feel the Spirit of God and have their thoughts turned to God and His Son. “May this structure shine as a bright and welcome light, a refuge from the storms and stresses of the world. May it be a house of peace and love and faith, where Thy children may find respite from the toil of their daily lives.” 2
The Detroit Michigan Temple features a classic modern single spire design constructed with Imperial Danby White marble quarried in Vermont. It has a total floor area of 10,700 square feet, two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.
37425 Woodward Ave
Bloomfield Hills, MI 48304
P.O. Box 494
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan 48303-0494