St. Louis Missouri Temple facts for kids
|St. Louis Missouri Temple|
Quick facts for kidsJune 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: 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.
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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