Las Vegas Nevada Temple

The Las Vegas Nevada Temple is the 43rd operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. At 80,350 square feet, it was considered a "smaller temple" at the time of its dedication.

Located in the Sunrise Manor CDP near Las Vegas, Nevada, the temple sits on convert|10.3|acre|m2 at the base of Frenchman Mountain, aka Sunrise Mountain. A groundbreaking ceremony and site dedication for the temple were held in November 1985. President Gordon B. Hinckley, then a counselor in the First Presidency of the Church, presided and gave the dedication prayer. Construction began soon after the ceremony.

The Mormon temple was open to the public for tours between November 16 and December 9, 1989. Almost 300,000 toured the temple and its grounds during these three weeks. The temple has six spires, the highest of which is convert|119|ft|m. At the top of this tower stands a ten-foot statue of the angel Moroni. The exterior is a white finish of pre-cast stone walls with a copper roof. The temple is convert|80350|sqft|m2 and has 192 rooms, which includes four ordinance rooms, a Celestial room, six sealing rooms, a baptismal font, and other facilities to meet the needs of the purposes of the temple.

Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Las Vegas Nevada Temple December 16-18, 1989. Eleven sessions were held and more than 30,000 Latter-day Saints attended the dedicatory services.

Important dates

Announcement: 07 April 1984

Groundbreaking: 30 November 1985 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Open House: 16 November 1989 - 09 December 1989 by Gordon B. Hinckley

Dedication: 16 December 1989 by Gordon B. Hinckley

ee also

* Temple (Mormonism)
* List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
* List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by geographic region
* Comparison of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
* Temple architecture (Latter-day Saints)

External links

* [http://www.lds.org/temples/main/0,11204,1912-1-79-1,00.html Official LDS Las Vegas Nevada Temple page]
* [http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/lasvegas/ Las Vegas Nevada Temple page]
* [http://www.lasvegasmormontemple.org The Las Vegas Temple]
* [http://www.lds.org/ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] - Official site
* [http://www.mormon.org/ The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints] - Visitors site
* [http://www.lds.org/temples The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Temple page]


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