- Cardston Alberta Temple
The Cardston Alberta Temple (formerly the Alberta Temple) is the eighth constructed and sixth operating temple of
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Located in Cardston, Alberta, it is the oldest LDS temple outside the United States. It is one of nine temples that do not have an angel Moronistatue, and one of three without spires, similar to Solomon's Temple. The other two are the Laie Hawaii Templeand the Mesa Arizona Temple.
The temple was announced on
June 27, 1913, and was built on an eights-acre plot given to the church by Charles Ora Card. The site expanded to more than 10 acres in the mid-1950s. The granite used in building the temple was hand-hewn from quarries in Nelson, British Columbia.
Originally dedicated on
August 26, 1923, by church president Heber J. Grant, an addition was rededicated on July 2, 1962by Hugh B. Brown. The temple was renovated in the 1990s, and Gordon B. Hinckleyrededicated it on June 22, 1991.
The temple has four ordinance rooms, five sealing rooms, and a floor area of convert|88562|sqft|m2.
The first president of the temple was
Edward J. Wood, who served from 1923 to 1948.
In 1992 the temple was declared a National Historic Site, and a plaque was dedicated in 1995. [ [http://www.pc.gc.ca/apps/lhn-nhs/det_E.asp?oqSID=0016&oqeName=Temple+of+the+Church+of+Jesus+Christ+of+Latter+Day+Saints&oqfName=Temple+de+l%27%27%E9glise+de+J%E9sus%2DChrist+des+Saints+des+Derniers+Jours Parks Canada - National Historic Sites ] ]
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)
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada
* [http://www.lds.org/temples/main/0,11204,1912-1-42-0,00.html Official LDS Cardston Alberta Temple page]
* [http://www.ldschurchtemples.com/cardston/ Cardston Alberta Temple page]
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