Detroit Michigan Temple
|Detroit Michigan Temple|
|Dedicated||October 23, 1999 by |
Gordon B. Hinckley
|Site||3.1 acres (1.3 hectares)|
|Floor area||10,700 sq ft (990 m2)|
|Height||71 ft (22 m)|
|Preceded by||Columbia South Carolina Temple|
|Followed by||Halifax Nova Scotia Temple|
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The Detroit Michigan Temple is located in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. Ground was broken on October 10, 1998. During the temple open house about 28,000 people toured the temple, seeing the beautiful architecture and furnishings as well as learning about the purpose of LDS temples.
Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the Detroit Michigan Temple on October 23, 1999. The Detroit Michigan Temple features a classic modern single spire design constructed with Imperial Danby White marble quarried in Vermont. It has a total floor area of 10,700 square feet (990 m2), two ordinance rooms, and two sealing rooms.
The temple serves church members in the lower peninsula of Michigan, north-west Ohio and the London Ontario Stake, which includes the border towns of Sarnia and Windsor in Ontario. Sault St. Marie, Michigan and the eastern third of the Upper Peninsula is also in the temple district. South-west Michigan around Benton Harbor, Kalamazoo, Battle Creek and Niles is currently assigned to the Chicago Illinois Temple.
The Detroit Michigan Temple is located on the same property as the Bloomfield Hills Michigan Stake Center. The stake center was built in the 1950s under the direction of then-stake president George W. Romney. It was dedicated in 1957 by David O. McKay, who was president of the LDS Church at the time.
In the fall of 2012 construction was done to enclose the entrance way to give more assembly space for groups gathering to enter the temple.
- Comparison 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
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by geographic region
- Temple architecture (Latter-day Saints)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Michigan
- "First Presidency announces temples for Spokane, Detroit", Church News, August 29, 1998
- "Ground broken for two new temples", Church News, October 17, 1998
- Cady, Jeanne (July 17, 1999), "Angel Moroni statue tops Detroit temple", Church News
- Michalek, Patricia (October 23, 1999), "Detroit open house visitors feel 'serenity of the temple'", Church News
- Hill, Greg (October 30, 1999), "'A temple in their midst'", Church News