Idaho Falls Idaho Temple
|Idaho Falls Idaho Temple|
|Dedicated||September 23, 1945 by |
George Albert Smith
|Site||7 acres (2.8 hectares)|
|Floor area||92,177 sq ft (8,564 m2)|
|Height||143 ft (44 m)|
|Preceded by||Mesa Arizona Temple|
|Followed by||Bern Switzerland Temple|
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The Idaho Falls Idaho Temple (formerly the Idaho Falls Temple) is the tenth constructed and eighth operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located in the city of Idaho Falls, Idaho, it was the church's first temple built in Idaho, and the first built with a modern single-spire design.
The temple in Idaho Falls was announced on March 3, 1937. The building was designed by the church board of temple architects: Edward O. Anderson, Georgious Y. Cannon, Ramm Hansen, John Fetzer, Hyrum Pope, Lorenzo Snow Young. The exterior of the temple was completed in September 1941 and the interior was expected to be completed the following year. However, with World War II shortages, it delayed the completion of the temple for four more years. In spite of delays, church president George Albert Smith dedicated the Idaho Falls Temple just one month after the war ended, on September 23, 1945. The temple was built on a 7-acre (2.8 ha) plot, has four ordinance rooms and nine sealing rooms, and has a total floor area of 92,177 square feet (8,563.5 m2).
The name of the temple was changed from the Idaho Falls Temple to the Idaho Falls Idaho Temple in 1999 when the church introduced standardized naming conventions for temples worldwide.
In March 2015, the temple closed for renovations that were expected to last 18 months. The renovations took nearly two years and following their completion, a public open house was held from April 22 through May 20, 2017. The temple was rededicated by Henry B. Eyring on June 4, 2017.
- Comparison of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by geographic region
- Temple architecture (Latter-day Saints)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Idaho
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- "Idaho's First Mormon Temple Is Rededicated: 12,000 youth participate in cultural celebration", Newsroom, LDS Church, June 4, 2017
- "New temple presidents", Deseret News, 11 June 2005. Retrieved on 17 March 2020.
- Toone, Trent. "'Temple by the river': Idaho Falls Temple turns 70 years old", Deseret News, 24 September 2015. Retrieved on 17 March 2020.
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