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Nauvoo Illinois Temple: Facts and figures

Address: 50 North Wells, Nauvoo, Ill. 62354-0310; (217) 453-6252.

Temple Presidency: Richard W. Winder, president, Barbara W. Winder, matron; Daniel Charles Hahl, first counselor, Melva Gay Wade Hahl, assistant to matron; C. Angus Henry Belliston, second counselor, Ruth Eleanor Jones Belliston, assistant to matron.

Rooms: Assembly room, baptistry, chapel, five progressive instruction rooms and celestial room, and six sealing rooms.

Exterior: The limestone exterior, quarried in Alabama, is a near duplicate of the original temple, including the design elements.

Size: 54,000 square feet, measuring 90 feet by 30 feet, and is 162 feet, 5 inches tall.

Architect: FFKR Architecture of Salt Lake City, Utah, Roger P. Jackson, principal.

Contractor: Legacy Constructors of Salt Lake City, Utah.

District: More than 13,000 Latter-day Saints living in western Illinois, northeastern Missouri and eastern Iowa.

Pertinent facts: Announced April 4, 1999; groundbreaking Oct. 24, 1999, by President Gordon B. Hinckley; cornerstone laying Nov. 5, 2000; open house May 6-June 22, except Sundays, attended by 331,849; dedicated June 27-30, 2002, by President Gordon B. Hinckley in 13 sessions, opened for ordinance work July 1, 2002.

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