“Atlanta Georgia Temple Closes for Renovation,” Liahona, August 2009, N6
The Atlanta Georgia Temple was set to close on July 1, 2009, for renovations that will take approximately 18 months to complete.
In a letter to members, the First Presidency invited those living in the Atlanta Temple district to attend other temples as their circumstances permit while the Atlanta Temple is closed. Some nearby temples are open by appointment only, so patrons and priesthood leaders will need to contact the temple in advance.
In the letter, the First Presidency also encouraged all Church members to “remain worthy of, or to become worthy of a temple recommend in preparation for the time when the temple will reopen.”
The Atlanta Georgia Temple was first dedicated on June 1, 1983.