Snowflake Temple: Facts and figures

Location: 1875 West Canyon Drive, Snowflake, Ariz., about 150 miles northeast of Phoenix.

Temple Presidency: Leon T. Ballard, president; wife, Flora, of Snowflake, matron; first counselor Bill J. Hancock; wife, Ronda, of Taylor, assistant matron, and second counselor H. Keith DeWitt; wife, Marian, of Holbrook, assistant matron.

Rooms: Celestial room, two ordinance rooms, two sealing rooms and a baptistry. Also contains a chapel, offices, dressing rooms and a waiting area.

Exterior: Two tones of imported polished granite from China topped by a gold-leafed statue of Angel Moroni.

Size: 60 feet tall (2 stories); 18,621 square feet on 7.5 acre site.

Architect: Trest Polina of Fanning Bard Tatum Architects of Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Contractor: Okland Construction Co. of Tempe, Ariz.

District: The Snowflake Arizona Temple will serve nearly 35,000 Latter-day Saints in northeastern Arizona and a small portion of western New Mexico in 11 stakes including Chinle, Eagar, Flagstaff, Holbrook, Pinetop-Lakeside, Show Low, Snowflake, St. Johns, Taylor, Tuba City and Winslow. These stakes also include Church members who reside on the Apache, Hopi, Navajo and Zuni reservations.

Pertinent facts: Announced by President Gordon B. Hinckley in general conference on April 2, 2000. Groundbreaking Sept. 23, 2000, by Elder Rex D. Pinegar of the Seventy, beginning a 17-month construction period; open house Feb. 2-16, 2002, attended by 94,146 people. Dedicated March 3 by President Hinckley, with more than 11,000 attending four sessions at the temple or at three other sites nearby.

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