Frankfurt Germany Temple

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Frankfurt Germany Temple
Eingang Frankfurt Tempel 2005 08 26.JPG
Number 41 edit data
Dedication 28 August 1987 (28 August 1987) by
Ezra Taft Benson
Site 5.2 acres (2.1 hectares)
Floor area 24,170 sq ft (2,245 m2)
Height 82 ft (25 m)
Preceded by Denver Colorado Temple
Followed by Portland Oregon Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 50°15′29.76839″N 8°38′28.20839″E / 50.2582689972°N 8.6411689972°E / 50.2582689972; 8.6411689972

Entrance to the temple

The Frankfurt Germany Temple is the 43rd constructed and 41st operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Located in the city of Friedrichsdorf, Germany, it was built with the same general architecture as the six-spire design used in the Boise, Chicago, and Dallas temples, but it was only given a single-spire.[1] [2]

The Frankfurt Germany Temple was announced on April 1, 1981, and originally dedicated on August 28, 1987 by Ezra Taft Benson. The temple was built on a 5-acre (20,000 m2) plot, has 4 ordinance rooms and 5 sealing rooms, and has a total floor area of 24,170 square feet (2,245 m2). A previous temple was dedicated in Freiberg, Germany in June 1985, while it was part of the then-German Democratic Republic.[3]

After the reunification of Germany on October 3, 1990, Germany became the second country outside of the United States to have more than one temple, with temples in Frankfurt and Freiberg. The first foreign country with more than one temple had been Canada where, less than six weeks earlier on August 25, 1990, the dedication of the Toronto Ontario Temple had taken place, joining the Cardston Alberta Temple, which was first dedicated in August 1923. A program of increased temple construction, begun by church president Gordon B. Hinckley in 1998, has since increased the number of temples outside the United States and a number of countries now have more than one temple.[1]

Presidents[edit]

Notable presidents the temple include F. Enzio Busche (1987–89) and Edwin Q. Cannon (1989–92).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Frankfurt Germany Temple". ldschurchtemples.com. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Frankfurt Germany Temple". Church News. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 
  3. ^ "Frankfurt Germany Mormon Temple". mormontemples.com. Retrieved 23 February 2014. 

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