May 16, 2022

Facts about the Hartford Connecticut Temple

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- The Hartford Connecticut Temple is the 155th dedicated temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

- The dedication of the Hartford Connecticut Temple was 20 November 2016 by Henry B. Eyring.

-The Hartford Connecticut Temple is 32,246 square feet.

-The Hartford Connecticut Temple was announced 18 years earlier but was suspended when the Boston Massachusetts and New York Temples would go in instead.

-The Hartford Connecticut is the first temple built in Connecticut and the second in New England, the first was the Boston Massachusetts.

-The Hartford Connecticut Temple is on an 11-acre parcel at the corner of Farmington, Connecticut. Farmington is the birthplace and childhood home of Wilford Woodruff, the fourth president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

-The steeple and the spire of the Hartford Connecticut Temple is reminiscent of Farmingtons First Church of Christ Congregational in 1772. The Farmington Church steeple was built by Judah Woodruff, who is the great uncle to Wilford Woodruff. President Wilford Woodruff was born in Farmington(Now Avon) Connecticut in 1807.

-The temple designers made the Hartford Connecticut Temple to reflect the building style of the New England area.

-The glass windows are made to match the historic look of the building and the area.

-The Oak Leaf and the Acorn are major design motifs of the Hartford Connecticut Temple. You can see them throughout the building. It is to represent the beautiful oak trees throughout the state and also the famous ”Charter Oak.” To learn more about ”Charter Oak” click the link below.


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