St. Louis Missouri Temple

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St. Louis Missouri Temple
St. Louis Missouri Temple by Ella Minnow Peas, left frame only.jpeg
Number 50 edit data
Dedication 1 June 1997 (1 June 1997) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 14 acres (5.7 hectares)
Floor area 58,749 sq ft (5,458 m2)
Height 150 ft (46 m)
Preceded by Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple
Followed by Vernal Utah Temple
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Coordinates: 38°38′22.74360″N 90°27′52.86600″W / 38.6396510000°N 90.4646850000°W / 38.6396510000; -90.4646850000 The St. Louis Missouri Temple is the 50th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). It is located in Town and Country, Missouri, a St. Louis suburb.

Because of its strong roots in Latter Day Saint history members were excited when the announcement came in December 1990 that a temple was to be built in Missouri. LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley broke ground for the temple on October 30, 1993,[1] a public open house was held April 26-May 17, 1997,[2][3][4] and it was dedicated on June 1, 1997.[5][6]

The temple has a total of 58,749 square feet (5,458.0 m2), four ordinance rooms, and four sealing rooms. Its has a white granite exterior and a 150-foot (46 m) spire topped with a gold-leafed statue of the angel Moroni.

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  1. ^ Hart, John L. (Nov 6, 1993), "Ground is broken on cold day for temple in St. Louis, Mo.", Church News 
  2. ^ "St. Louis Temple doors open to public in April", Church News, Jan 11, 1997 
  3. ^ Lloyd, R. Scott (May 3, 1997), "Missourians welcome new temple", Church News 
  4. ^ Lloyd, R. Scott (May 31, 1997), "260,000 visit temple during open house", Church News 
  5. ^ "St. Louis Missouri Temple: 'May it be preserved by Thy power'", Church News, June 7, 1997 
  6. ^ Lloyd, R. Scott (June 7, 1997), "Church dedicates its 50th temple", Church News 

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