I give waters in the wilderness and rivers in the desert, to give drink to my people . – Temple inscription from Isaiah 43:20
Architect William Merchant designed this Beaux Arts temple in the 1930s with a classical circle of corinthian columns and an ornate masonry ring. It is located in Woodside, California at the Hetch Hetchy Aqueduct’s terminus. A reflecting pool lies beyond the temple.
The setting is reminiscent of those depicted in high romance novels – the hero and heroine’s secret meeting place.