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Mormon temple hits snag

Summarized by Kent Larsen
Thanks to Ronn Blankenship for letting us know about this item.

Mormon temple hits snag
Birmingham AL News: 7Jan99; page 1B
By Shannon Thomason: News staff writer

The LDS Church's staff in Salt Lake apparently got mixed up over the Birmingham, Alabama Temple, and announced the groundbreaking last week before the permits had been secured. President LeGrand Hutchison of the Bessemer Stake announced on Monday that the groundbreaking would be held on January 16th.

The announcement surprised officials of Indian Springs Village, where the Temple will be located, because they had not yet received an application for the building permit. And the Temple's architect reports that the architectural plans are not even complete, nor has the ground been tested to determine that the Temple can actually be built on the site.

"The church has gotten so excited about having the temple that they've gotten ahead of the process," said Robert Waldrip, of Joyce, Prout and Associates Architects in Huntsville, who are doing the architectural work. "The cart has come before the horse, I'm afraid."

President Hutchinson says that officials in Salt Lake told him to announce the groundbreaking, mistakenly believing that the permits had been obtained.

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