Facts and figures: Raleigh North Carolina Temple

Location: 574 Bryan Dr., Apex, N.C. (off State Highway 55 about 10 miles southwest of metropolitan Raleigh).

Temple presidency: Richard D. Lee, president; Eugene A. Gulledge, first counselor and temple recorder; Thomas O. Baughan, second counselor and temple engineer.

Rooms: Two ordinance rooms, two sealing rooms.

Facade: Danby white marble (quarried in Vermont) with art glass windows.

Size: Approximately 10,700 square feet of floor space; 78 feet high from ground level to the top of the Angel Moroni statue; situated on a 12-acre site.

Architect: Dills and Ainscuff.

Contractor: Walbridge Aldinger.

District: Serves about 27,600 Church members in eight stakes: Winston-Salem, Durham, Greensboro, Raleigh, Goldsboro, Kinston, Fayetteville and Wilmington.

Schedule: Opened Dec. 20; two sessions daily Tuesday through Thursday, three on Friday, five on Saturday.

Pertinent facts: 68th operating temple of the Church; announced Sept. 3, 1998; groundbreaking held Feb. 6, 1999; open house held Dec. 3-11, 1999 with attendance of 31,638; dedicated Dec. 18 and 19, in seven sessions by President Gordon B. Hinckley with participation by Elder M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve and Elder Loren C. Dunn of the Seventy.

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