The Washington Temple
The Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter-Day Saints
November 19, 1974 by Spencer W. Kimball.
9900 Stoneybrook Drive; Kensington, Maryland (in a wooded site in
Kensington, Maryland, near Exit 20 of the Capital Beltway -- Interstate
495 -- a half-hour drive from downtown Washington, D.C.).
52 acres selected in 1962.
Finish: Reinforced concrete sheathed in 173,000 square
feet of Alabama white marble.
Design: Six-spire design.
of Rooms: Six ordinance rooms and fourteen sealing
Floor Area: 160,000 square feet.
Temple Schedule: Washington
Prayer Excerpt: "We are grateful that Thou didst
cause this land to be rediscovered and settled by people who founded a
great nation with an inspired constitution guaranteeing freedom in which
there could come the glorious restoration of the gospel and the Church
of Thy Beloved Son. And now we present to Thee this beautiful temple, provided
by the sacrifice of Thy people who love Thee devotedly."
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