Cardston Alberta Temple


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 Moroni statue, and one of three without spires, similar to Solomon's Temple. The other two are the Laie Hawaii Temple and 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, 1962 by Hugh B. Brown. The temple was renovated in the 1990s, and Gordon B. Hinckley rededicated 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 ] ]

ee also

* 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)
* LeConte Stewart
* The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Canada

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External links

* [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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