Detroit Michigan Temple

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Detroit Michigan Temple
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Number 63 edit data
Dedication 23 October 1999 (23 October 1999) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 3.1 acres (1.3 hectares)
Floor area 10,700 sq ft (990 m2)
Height 71 ft (22 m)
Preceded by Columbia South Carolina Temple
Followed by Halifax Nova Scotia Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 42°33′58.55759″N 83°13′47.93880″W / 42.5662659972°N 83.2299830000°W / 42.5662659972; -83.2299830000 The Detroit Michigan Temple is the 63rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

The Detroit Michigan Temple is located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Ground was broken on October 10, 1998. During the temple open house about 28,000 people toured the temple, seeing the beautiful architecture and furnishings as well as learning about the purpose of LDS temples.

Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Detroit Michigan Temple on October 23, 1999. The Detroit Michigan Temple features a classic modern single spire design constructed with Imperial Danby White marble quarried in Vermont. It has a total floor area of 10,700 square feet (990 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.

The temple serves church members in the lower peninsula of Michigan, north-west Ohio and the London Ontario Stake, which includes the border towns of Sarnia and Windsor in Ontario. Sault St. Marie, Michigan and the eastern third of the Upper Peninsula is also in the temple district. South-west Michigan around Benton Harbor, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Niles is currently assigned to the Chicago Illinois Temple.

The Detroit Michigan Temple is located on the same property as the Bloomfield Hills Michigan Stake Center. The stake center was built in the 1950s under the direction of then-stake president George W. Romney. It was dedicated in 1957 by David O. McKay, who was president of the LDS Church at the time.

In the fall of 2012 construction was done to enclose the entrance way to give more assembly space for groups gathering to enter the temple.

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