Monterrey Mexico Temple

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Monterrey Mexico Temple
Number 110 edit data
Dedication 28 April 2002 (28 April 2002) by
Gordon B. Hinckley
Site 7.78 acres (3.1 hectares)
Floor area 16,498 sq ft (1,533 m2)
Preceded by Lubbock Texas Temple
Followed by Campinas Brazil Temple
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Coordinates: 25°35′21.38639″N 100°15′36.22680″W / 25.5892739972°N 100.2600630000°W / 25.5892739972; -100.2600630000

The Monterrey Mexico Temple is the 110th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church).

The Monterrey Mexico Temple was the 12th LDS temple to be built in Mexico. It serves over 91,000 members in the city of Monterrey and the northeast of the country in general. Prior to the construction of the temple, members had to travel as long as 25 hours and cross the U.S.–Mexico border to attend Spanish-speaking sessions at the church's Mesa Arizona Temple.

Due to local resistance to the original site chosen for the temple, ground was not broken for five years following the announcement of the temple. Although the church won a three-year legal suit, officials decided to relocate the temple site to appease neighbors of the original site. The new temple site is located in the Huajuco zone of Monterrey along the National Highway. Construction on the temple began on November 4, 2000.

A two-week open house prior to the dedication of the temple attracted about 40,000 people. Among the attendees were business, government, civic leaders, and officials from other religious faiths. On April 28, 2002, LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Monterrey Mexico Temple, the 75th temple he had dedicated.

The Monterrey Mexico Temple has a classic modern design with a single-spire. The exterior is finished with white granite. It has a total of 16,498 square feet (1,532.7 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.

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