Raleigh North Carolina Temple
|Raleigh North Carolina Temple|
|Dedicated||December 18, 1999
Gordon B. Hinckley
|Site||12 acres (4.9 hectares)|
|Floor area||10,700 sq ft (990 m2)|
|Height||71 ft (22 m)|
|Preceded by||Edmonton Alberta Temple|
|Followed by||St. Paul Minnesota Temple|
|Official website • News & images|
Groundbreaking services for the Raleigh North Carolina Temple, located in Apex, North Carolina, were held on February 6, 1999. After the temple was completed, about 31,000 people toured the temple during the public open house. LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the temple on December 18, 1999.
The temple features art glass windows and a white marble exterior. The classic modern design features a lone spire topped with a gold statue of the angel Moroni. The Raleigh North Carolina Temple has two ordinance rooms, two sealing rooms, and a total floor area of 10,700 square feet (990 m2).
On June 27, 2017 the LDS Church announced that beginning January 2018, the temple will close for renovations that are anticipated to be completed in 2020. When the renovations are completed, a public open house will be held, followed by the temple being rededicated.
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- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in North Carolina
- Martschenko, Christy (February 13, 1999), "Ground broken for first temple in North Carolina", Church News
- "1,200 youth help prepare temple site for ceremony", Church News, February 13, 1999
- "Golden statues of angel set atop temples in Edmonton, Raleigh", Church News, September 11, 1999
- Emerson, Randolyn J. (December 25, 1999), "Open house fosters good will in temple community", Church News
- Lloyd, R. Scott (December 25, 1999), "A Christmastime 'offering' to the Lord", Church News
- "North Carolina temple earns award for appearance", Church News, June 2, 2001
- Several dozen temples, built from identical plans.
- "Three Mormon Temples in the US to Close for Renovation: Upgrades planned for sacred buildings in Mesa, Baton Rouge and Raleigh". Newsroom. LDS Church. June 27, 2017.