Indianapolis Indiana Temple

The Indianapolis Indiana Temple is a temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) located at the southwest corner of West 116th Street and Spring Mill Road in Carmel, Indiana, north of Indianapolis.[3] It is the first temple constructed in Indiana. The Indianapolis Indiana Temple is similar in design to The Gila Valley Arizona Temple, a single-level temple with an end spire and approximately 34,000[4] square feet.

Indianapolis Indiana Temple
Indianapolis Indiana Temple, 2019
DedicationAugust 23, 2015, by Henry B. Eyring
Site18.11 acres (7.33 ha)
Floor area34,000 sq ft (3,200 m2)
Height106.3 ft (32.4 m)
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Additional information
AnnouncedOctober 2, 2010, by Thomas S. Monson[1]
GroundbreakingSeptember 29, 2012, by Donald L. Hallstrom
Open houseJuly 17-August 8, 2015
Current presidentPhil Ronald Ellis
LocationCarmel, Indiana, U.S.
Geographic coordinates39°57′20.55″N 86°9′56.39″W / 39.9557083°N 86.1656639°W / 39.9557083; -86.1656639
Temple designClassic modern, single-spire design
Ordinance rooms2 (two-stage progressive)
Sealing rooms2
NotesA public open house was held from Friday, July 17, 2015, through Saturday, August 8, 2015, excluding Sundays.[2]



The intention to build the temple was announced by church president Thomas S. Monson on October 2, 2010, during the church's semi-annual general conference.[1] The temple was announced concurrently with the Hartford Connecticut, Tijuana Mexico, Urdaneta Philippines and Lisbon Portugal temples.

A groundbreaking ceremony was held September 29, 2012,[5][6][7] with Donald L. Hallstrom presiding.[8]

A public open house was held from July 17 to August 8, 2015, excluding Sundays.[9] The temple was dedicated by Henry B. Eyring on August 23, 2015.[10] Church officials said it will serve about 30,000 members in Indiana and eastern Illinois.[11]

In 2020, the Indianapolis Indiana Temple was closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.[12]

See also

Temples in the United States Midwest (edit)
  •   = Operating
  •   = Under construction
  •   = Announced
  •   = Closed for renovation


  1. ^ a b Taylor, Scott (October 2, 2010), "President Thomas S. Monson opens conference by announcing 5 new temples", Deseret News, retrieved November 11, 2012.
  2. ^ "Summer 2015 Opening for New Temples", Newsroom, LDS Church, January 16, 2015
  3. ^ Sterzer, Rachel (January 29, 2011), "Indiana temple to be built in Indianapolis area", Church News, retrieved November 11, 2012
  4. ^ Weaver, Sarah Jane (August 23, 2015), "President Eyring dedicates first temple in the Hoosier State", Deseret News
  5. ^ Boren, Michael (September 29, 2012), "Mormons celebrate groundbreaking for new temple in Carmel", The Indianapolis Star, retrieved November 11, 2012
  6. ^ Mormon Temple being built in Carmel, Indianapolis, Indiana: WISH-TV, archived from the original on November 2, 2012, retrieved November 11, 2012
  7. ^ Walker, Joseph (September 30, 2012), "Ground broken for LDS temple in Indiana", Deseret News, retrieved November 11, 2012
  8. ^ Adamak, Jeanelle (October 6, 2012), "Ground broken in Indiana", Church News, retrieved November 11, 2012
  9. ^ "Summer 2015 Opening for New Temples", Newsroom, LDS Church, January 16, 2015
  10. ^ Mack, Justin L. "Mormon temple, first in Indiana, dedicated", The Indianapolis Star, 23 August 2015. Retrieved on 2 April 2020.
  11. ^ Carlson, Carole. "Mormon temple opens in Indiana heartland", Chicago Tribune, 31 July 2015. Retrieved on 2 April 2020.
  12. ^ Stack, Peggy Fletcher. "All Latter-day Saint temples to close due to coronavirus", The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 March 2020. Retrieved on 28 March 2020.

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