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St. Louis Missouri Temple
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Dedicated
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June 1, 1997 (June 1, 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′23″N 90°27′53″W / 38.63965°N 90.46468°W / 38.63965; -90.46468 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.

History

LDS Church president Gordon B. Hinckley broke ground for the temple on October 30, 1993. A public open house was held April 26 – May 17, 1997. The temple was dedicated on June 1, 1997.

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

In 2020, the St. Louis Missouri Temple was closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

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