Less than two blocks away from my home stands a beautiful building. I drive past it a dozen times a day and smile at its magnificence each time. I have been meaning to take some pictures of it for months and finally had such an opportunity last night while John was in class. The temple has been closed for two weeks for maintenance while the Easter Pageant commenced on its grounds. In honor of the reopening of the temple today, here are some shots of the first temple built in Arizona, which was announced back in 1919. Ground was broken two years later, and in 1927 the temple was finally completed and dedicated for work. It was closed in the mid-1970s for some renovations and rededicated in 1975. Inside these walls? Beautiful. It is one of the most amazing buildings I have had the privilege to visit, and certainly one of my favorite temples. I married my husband there almost eighteen months ago. Can you believe we have been married that long? And just over three years ago, I went through for myself just two days prior to watching my baby brother get married there. My sister, brother, and I were all sealed to our eternal companions in the same room over a two-year period. So I have some rather partial attachments to this building and love it greatly. I was rather happy it cooperated in having some pictures taken.