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Idaho Falls Idaho LDS Temple

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Identification

Idaho Falls Idaho LDS Temple
The Idaho Falls Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints
227772

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Structure in General

temple
existing [completed]
concrete
concrete
white
modernism

Usages

temple (mormon)

Facts

  • The exterior is made with a white cast stone designed to sparkle in the light.
  • A statue of the Angel Moroni was added to the top of the temple in 1983.
  • Construction slowed as a result of World War II.
  • At the start the project was to cost $548,528.
  • Possibly the biggest tourist attraction in the area.
  • Temple is situated on a landscaped 7-acre site.
  • Memorial Drive was renamed from Western Street.
  • LDS first decided to build the Temple on March 3, 1937.
  • Groundbreaking was on December 19, 1939.
  • The cornerstone was laid on October 19, 1940.
  • The outside of the building was completed in September 1941.
  • The interior of the building was completed in the spring of 1945.
  • The Temple was dedicated September 23-25, 1945.
  • The first ordinances were performed in the temple December 5, 1945.
  • Church site is on the east bank of the Snake River, assembled with 39 separate parcels of land.

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Location

1000 Memorial Drive
1000 Memorial Drive
83402
Idaho Falls
Idaho
U.S.A.

Technical Data

143.00 ft
95.00 ft
131.00 ft
Dec 1939
Sep 1945
$1,000,000

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Features & Amenities

  • Floodlighting at night
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