Washington DC Temple

Washington DC Temple

Washington DC Temple The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stoneybrook Drive, Kensington The Washington D.C. Temple was the first temple built in the Eastern United States (and in Maryland). The Washington D.C. Temple was the first temple to feature six spires since the construction of the Salt Lake Temple, which inspired the design. Soaring to a height of 288 feet, the Washington D.C. Temple is the tallest temple in the Church. The Washington D.C. Temple is the only temple outside of Utah to be built with six ordinance rooms. (The temples in Utah with six ordinance rooms are the Ogden Utah Temple, Provo Utah Temple, and Jordan River Utah Temple.)The Washington D.C. Temple was originally named the Washington Temple. The Washington D.C. Temple is one of five temples featuring an angel Moroni statue holding the gold plates. (The other four temples are the Los Angeles California Temple, Jordan River Utah Temple, Seattle Washington Temple, and México City México Temple.) Avard T. Fairbanks was one of nine sculptors who presented models for the Washington D.C. Temple angel Moroni. The 18-foot tall statue was cast in bronze, then covered with gold leaf. Moroni holds the gold plates in his left hand and a trumpet in his right. Fifteen-foot replicas of the statue were used on the Jordan River Utah Temple, Seattle Washington Temple, and México City México Temple.Under the general direction of Church Architect Emil B. Fetzer, four Latter-day Saint architects collaborated on the design for the Washington D.C. Temple: Fred L. Markham, Henry P. Fetzer, Harold K. Beecher, and Keith W. Wilcox. www.ldschurchtemples.com The Washington DC temple seen from above

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