Anchorage Alaska

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Windy Day in Healy, Alaska with Boreal Chickadeesbetchkal

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Windy Day in Healy, Alaska with Boreal Chickadeesbetchkal

Fox Sparrow · Passerella iliaca zaboria
Frank Lambert, XC353480. Accessible at www.xeno-canto.org/353480.

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Anchorage Alaska Temple Wiki

Description

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History

Announcement

Date   4 October 1997 [1]
By   Gordon B. Hinckley [1]
Position   Prophet/ President [1]
Via    167th Semiannual General Conference, Priesthood Session, 4 October 1997 [1]
[1]

Groundbreaking

Date   Friday, 17 April 1998 [2]
By   F. Melvin Hammond [2]
Position   Seventy [2]
Attending   ~1,700 [2]

Open House

Dates   29 December – 31 December 1998 [3]
Days   3 [counted]
Visitors   15,000 [3]
Per Diem   5,000 [calculated]

Cultural Celebration

 

Dedication

Date   9 January 1999 [4]
By   Gordon B. Hinckley [4]
Position   Prophet/President [4]
Sessions   7 [4]
Attending   6,291 [4]
Per Session   899 [calculated]
Dedication Order   54 [chronology]
Dedicatory Prayer   A sacred house to carry forward the work

Dedicatory Prayer

Dedication Order

Commencement

Date   Monday, 11 January 1999

Presidents

Dennis E. Cook 2013– [9]
Melvin R. Perkins 2010–2013 [8]
Lloyd V. Owen 2007–2010 [7]
Gary E. Cox 2004–2007 [6]
Merrill D. Briggs 1999–2004 [5]

President Name and referece timeframe

Elevation

[Sat Image measuring tools]
Meters   62.06
Feet   203.6

Temple Rotation

[Observation]
Long Axis Alignment   27° CCW from North
AKA   North North West
Entryway Alignment   27° CCW from North
AKA   North North West

Width

Official
Meters   Original: 24.07 [calculated]
 Feet   Original: 79 [14]
Estimated
[Sat Image measuring tools]
 Meters   Remodel: 32.31
Feet   Remodel: 106

Length

Official
 Meters   Original: 32.9 [calculated]
 Feet   Original: 108 [14]
Estimated
[Sat Image measuring tools]
 Meters   Remodel: 40.23
 Feet   Remodel: 132

Official Area

Meters   1,108.98; Original: 631.74
Feet   11,937; Original: 6,800 [11][14]
Above  
Basement  

Exterior

Original heading 55ft

Cladding

Type   Sierra white granite [14]
Source   Fresno, California [14]
Image Source

Windows

Type   Stained Art Glass In narrow 2 pane windosw in sets of 4 windows
Trim Color   White

Anchorage Window

 

Symbolism

Inscriptions

First

 

[Observation]
HOLINESS TO THE LORD
THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
Location   Engraved Painted Black
Type   East North East side of the temple on the exterior wall of the Celestial Room
Language   English

Second

 

[Observation]
HOLINESS TO THE LORD
THE HOUSE OF THE LORD
Location   North North West side of the temple above the new entrance.
Type   Engraved Painted Black
Language   English

Third

 

Cornerstone

[Observation]
Erected
1999
Location   South East Corner
Type   Engraved Painted Black
Language   English
On the West side of the Anchorage Temple, surrounding the 3 windows of the baptistry, are stars placed in an arrangement of the Big Dipper, including an extra large stone for the north Star

Spires and Moroni

Spires

[Observation]
Number  
Location   The spire sits next to the original entrance. While not detached from the building, the spire pillar sits upon the ground rather than on the temple like most small temples.

Moroni

[Original Research, Observation]
Sculptor   LaVar Wallgren
Version   1997 Scroll in left hand
Placed   17 December 1998
Faces   East North East
Height
Meters   1.0834
Feet   5′ 11″

 

Moroni

Sculptor
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Placed
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Individuals and Contractors

Manager
Also Did
Contractor
Also Did
Manager
responsability

Designers

Architect   McCool, Carlson & Green Architects [14]
Also Did  
Interior Designer  
Also Did  

Project Manager

Manager   Cory Karl [14]
Also Did  

General Contractor

Contractor   H. Watt & Scott [14]
Also Did  

Additional Contractors

Remodel Contractor Westland Construction [15]
Also Did   Apia Temple Renovation
Monticello Temple Expansion
Vernal Temple Baptistry Remodel
Mount Timpanogos Temple Entry
Seattle Washington Temple Entry
 [15]

McCool, Carlson & Green Architects (Project Page)

Sources and Links

External links

  • LDS.org(official)
  • MormonNewsroom.org (official)
  • LDSChurchTemples.com
  • LDSChurchNewsArchive.com
  • Wikipedia

Additional Articles

1 Hinckley, Gordon B., “Some Thoughts on Temples, Retention of Converts, and Missionary Service”, LDS.org, 4 October 1997. Accessed 11 November 2014.
2 Walter, Byron D. “Temple Groundbreaking Ceremony”, Mission.net, 19 April 1998. Accessed 6 January 2015
3 Howlett, Sandi “Sacred Edifice Called a ‘Jewel Box’” ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 9 January 1999. Accessed 6 January 2015
4 Dockstader, Julie “Northernmost temple dedicated
Some 6,000 attend services in frigid Anchorage winter”, ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 16 January 1999. Accessed 10 April 2015
5 “New Temple President”, ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 28 November 1999. Accessed 6 January 2015
6 “New Temple Presidents”, ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 4 September 2004. Accessed 6 January 2015
7 “New Temple Presidents”, ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 11 August 2007. Accessed 6 January 2015
8 “New Temple Presidents”, ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 5 June 2010. Accessed 6 January 2015
9 “New Temple Presidents”, ldschurchnewsarchive.com, 4 May 2013. Accessed 6 January 2015
10 “News of the Church”, LDS.org, April 2004. Accessed 10 April 2015
11  Howlett, Sandi, “Anchorage Alaska Temple Rededicated by Prophet”, ldschurchnews.com, 14 February 2004. Accessed 10 April 2005
12 Howlett, Sandi “Icy Opening and a Warm Welcome”, ldschurchnews.com, 7 February 2004. Accessed 10 April 2015
13 Howlett, Sandi, “Cultural Presentation Depicts LDS Pioneers, Native Alaskans”, 14 February 2004. Accessed 6 January 2015
14 “Anchorage Alaska Temple” ldschurchnewsarchive.com. Accessed 10 April 2015
15 ” Anchorage Alaska Temple Expansion” gowestland.com. Accessed 10 April 2015
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