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Birmingham Alabama Temple: Facts and figures

Location: 1927 Mount Olive Boulevard, Gardendale, Ala.

Temple Presidency: E. Allen Rich, president; J. Boyd Eskridge and J. Reid Giles, counselors.

Rooms: Celestial room, two ordinance rooms, two sealing rooms and baptistry.

Exterior: Imperial Danby White Marble quarried in Vermont.

Size: 10,700 square feet

Architect: Robert Waldrip of Joyce, Prout and Associates, and Church A&E Services.

Contractor: Layton Construction Co., Construction Management Co. Gary C. Wyatt, Inc., general contractor.

District: 21,200 members in seven stakes in Alabama and northwest Florida.

Schedule: Tuesday-Friday, two sessions, 6 p.m., 8 p.m.; Saturday, six sessions, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Pertinent facts: Announced Sept. 11, 1998; groundbreaking Oct. 9, 1999; open house Aug. 19-26 (excluding Sunday), with 21,134 attending; dedicated in four sessions Sept. 3, 2000, by President Gordon B. Hinckley, with 4,809 attending.

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