May 31, 2022

Fun facts about the Kansas City, Missouri Temple

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-The Kansas City Missouri Temple is the 137th dedicated Temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

-The property of the Kansas City Missouri Temple is built in Clay County on property purchased by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in 1980.

-The Kansas City Missouri Temple is just west of the Liberty Jail Historic Site.

-The Kansas City Missouri Temple is the second temple built in Missouri, the fist was the St. Louis Missouri Temple.

-The Kansas City Missouri Temple site was announced in the Liberty Missouri Stake conference.

-The Kansas City Missouri Temple used white oak harvested from Adam-ondi-Ahman throughout the interior of Temple. The wood from Adam-ondi-Ahman was crafted into the recommend desk and is one of the first things visitors see when they walk into the temple.

-There were multiple attempts to build temples in Missouri in the early days of the church. The first attempt to build a temple in Kansas City Missouri happened in the 1831. The second site for a second temple was dedicated farther north in Far West, Missouri, in 1838.  Those temples were never constructed because of the extermination order by Governor Boggs. The early Saints left Missouri for Nauvoo, Illinois.

-The architecture of the Kansas City Missouri Temple was to be reminiscent of temples of pioneer heritage. It has two towers and elongated windows like the Logan, Manti, and Salt Lake City Temples.

-Someone on the design team of the Kansas City Missouri Temple came up with the idea of the olive branch being used throughout the temple. The olive branch can be found in the exterior stone carvings, the cut and stain glassed windows, the lights, the wallpaper, wrought-iron trim on the banisters and the sculpted carpeting. The Olive branch is a symbol of peace in the modern world.

-Kansas City is known as the ”City of Fountains.” They have more than 250 fountains around town. The city is said to have more fountains than Rome. When the Temple architects discovered this information and said putting a fountain on the temple site was ”too obvious to miss.”

-Kansas City Missouri got their first stake in 1956.


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