Indianapolis Indiana Temple

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Indianapolis Indiana Temple
Temple as of October 2014
Temple as of October 2014
Number 148 edit data
Dedication 23 August 2015 (23 August 2015) by
Henry B. Eyring
Site 12 acres (4.9 hectares)
Floor area TBD
Preceded by Trujillo Peru Temple
Followed by Tijuana Mexico Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 39°57′20.55″N 86°9′56.39″W / 39.9557083°N 86.1656639°W / 39.9557083; -86.1656639 The Indianapolis Indiana Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) located at the southwest corner of West 116th Street and Spring Mill Road in Carmel, Indiana, north of Indianapolis.[4] The temple was announced by church president Thomas S. Monson on October 2, 2010, during the church's semi-annual general conference.[1][5] The temple was announced concurrently with the Hartford Connecticut, Tijuana Mexico, Urdaneta Philippines and Lisbon Portugal temples. It is the first temple constructed in Indiana.

Temple design and construction[edit]

The Indianapolis Indiana Temple is similar The Gila Valley Arizona Temple, a single-level temple with an end spire and approximately 34,000[6] square feet.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held September 29, 2012[7][8][9] with Donald L. Hallstrom presiding.[10]

A public open house was held from Friday, 17 July 2015, through Saturday, 8 August 2015, excluding Sundays.[11] The temple was dedicated by Henry B. Eyring on Sunday, August 23, 2015.[3]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Taylor, Scott (October 2, 2010), "President Thomas S. Monson opens conference by announcing 5 new temples", Deseret News, retrieved 2012-11-11 .
  2. ^ "Summer 2015 Opening for New Temples", Newsroom (LDS Church), 2015-01-16 
  3. ^ a b "First Latter-day Saint Temple in Indiana Dedicated", Newsroom (LDS Church), 2015-08-23 
  4. ^ Sterzer, Rachel (January 29, 2011), "Indiana temple to be built in Indianapolis area", Church News, retrieved 2012-11-11 
  5. ^ "News Release", Newsroom (LDS Church), October 2, 2010, retrieved 2012-11-11  |contribution= ignored (help)
  6. ^ Weaver, Sarah Jane (August 23, 2015), "President Eyring dedicates first temple in the Hoosier State", Deseret News 
  7. ^ Boren, Michael (September 29, 2012), "Mormons celebrate groundbreaking for new temple in Carmel", The Indianapolis Star, retrieved 2012-11-11 
  8. ^ Mormon Temple being built in Carmel, Indianapolis, Indiana: WISH-TV, retrieved 2012-11-11 
  9. ^ Walker, Joseph (September 30, 2012), "Ground broken for LDS temple in Indiana", Deseret News, retrieved 2012-11-11 
  10. ^ Adamak, Jeanelle (October 6, 2012), "Ground broken in Indiana", Church News, retrieved 2012-11-11 
  11. ^ "Summer 2015 Opening for New Temples", Newsroom (LDS Church), 2015-01-16 

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