Chicago Illinois Temple

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Chicago Illinois Temple
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Dedication 9 August 1985 (9 August 1985) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 13 acres (5.3 hectares)
Floor area 37,062 sq ft (3,443 m2)
Height 112 ft (34 m)
Preceded by Stockholm Sweden Temple
Followed by Johannesburg South Africa Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 42°5′12.58440″N 87°51′34.20359″W / 42.0868290000°N 87.8595009972°W / 42.0868290000; -87.8595009972

The Chicago Illinois Temple is the thirty-fifth temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It is the second of three church temples that have been built in Illinois (The first and the third being the Nauvoo Temple and the Nauvoo Illinois Temple). Located in the Chicago suburb of Glenview, the site of Chicago Illinois Temple was dedicated on August 13, 1983 by Gordon B. Hinckley, a member of the church's First Presidency. The structure itself was constructed in Gray buff marble and its roof features gray slate. Architects used a revolutionary design for LDS temples, adapting the traditional six-spire design and adding modern motifs.

The Chicago temple is able to accommodate a broad spectrum of church members, from various ethnic and cultural backgrounds as Spanish, Polish, Korean and other Asian cultures, as well as members who are deaf. Construction of the temple also allowed local Latter-day Saints to contribute their means, talents, and time. Children donated pennies. Young women made dolls for the temple nursery. Women crocheted and tatted altar cloths. Many donated hours in helping with the open house, held 15 July–3 August 1985, during which over one hundred thousand people toured the temple. Hinckley dedicated the Chicago Illinois Temple on August 9, 1985. The temple now has a total of 29,751 square feet (2,764.0 m2), five ordinance rooms, and four sealing rooms.

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