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The Mormon temple in Kensington is undergoing a two-year renovation. It is expected to open again in 2020.

A single strip of neon-yellow caution tape encircled the building with the iconic gold-topped spires, the only outward sign of renovations unfolding behind its marble walls.

Recognized by drivers who frequent the Capital Beltway for its Disney-castle-like appearance and revered by members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints as among the holiest places on Earth, the Kensington temple has become an integral part of the D.C. landscape and a destination for the area’s Mormon community.

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Nancy Lavin covers social services, demographics and religion for The Frederick News-Post.

(3) comments

Andy Ramirez

Gracias por tan excelente trabajo, es tan completo que se convierte en una buena experiencia, permitiendonos entender, de una forma efectiva, lo que esta sucediendo en el templo de Washington D.C. Seguro para aquellos que estan fuera de nuestra iglesia sera una buena informacion.
Les quiero recordar que el centro de visitantes del templo estara funcionando regularmente.

Andy Ramirez

Thank you for such an excellent job, it is so complete that it becomes a good experience allowing us to understand, in an effective way, what is happening in the Washington D.C. temple; surely for those who are outside of our church it will be good information.
I want to remind you that the temple visitors center will be functioning regular hours.

MaryKay

Love this article. Thank you!

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