Newport Beach Temple

Announced: April 21, 2001.

Location: 2300 Bonita Canyon Dr., Newport Beach, Calif.

Telephone: 949-729-9148

Presidency: Stephen B. Oveson, president; Lloyd M. Rasmussen, first counselor; Robert E. Greene, second counselor.

Site: 8.8 acres

Exterior Finish: Salisbury pink granite from North Carolina.

Temple design: Southern California traditional.

Architects and contractors: Lloyd E. Platt Associates (Salt Lake City, Utah), Ralph Martin, RNM Architects Planners (Newport Beach, Calif.), Jacobsen Construction (Salt Lake City, Utah).

Project manager: Jerry Sears.

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

Total floor area: 17,800 square feet

Dimensions: 200-feet long by 98-feet wide by 90-feet tall.

District: 47,176 Latter-day Saints from 16 stakes in Orange County.

History: Groundbreaking Aug. 15, 2003, with Elder Duane B. Gerrard presiding. Open house held July 23, 2005, to Aug. 20, 2005, excluding Sundays; total attendance 175,195. Dedicated in four session Aug. 28 by President Gordon B. Hinckley; dedication attendance, 19,270.

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