Baton Rouge Louisiana

Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple

Video and Model Details

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The Baton Rouge Temple Model was another in my more recent 2 stage models. The original was made for Google Earth.  This is a significantly more detailed model than the one on Google Earth, but as usual it was derived from the earlier model.

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City Street 3sagetyrtle
Summer Insects Cardinalkvgarlic

Technical

Modeled: 2.63
Render: Cycles

Whole Scene

Vertices: 27,206
Faces: 23,664
Objects: 0
File Size: 4.3

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Simple Model

Video

This Baton Rouge Temple model was created explicitly for Google Earth.

Audio

City Street 3sagetyrtle
Summer Insects Cardinalkvgarlic

Technical

Modeled: Blender 2.49
Render: WebGL render engine

Temple Only

 Vertices: 474
Faces: 312
Objects: 1
File Size: 558kb mb

Renders

Baton Rouge Louisiana Wiki

Description

The Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple is the 94th operating temple.The Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple serves 24,000 LDS Church members in the New Orleans, Alexandria, Baton Rouge, Denham Springs, and Monroe Louisiana stakes, as well as members in Gulfport, Hattiesburg, and Jackson, Mississippi stakes.

History

Announcement

The LDS Church First Presidency announced on October 14, 1998 that a temple would be built in Baton Rouge[1]

Groundbreaking

A groundbreaking ceremony was held on May 8, 1999, with Elder Monte J. Brough of the Seventy presided at the ceremony and dedication.[2]

Open House

The Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple was open to the public for tours from July 1 through 8th, 2000.

Dedication

President Gordon B. Hinckley dedicated the temple on July 16, 2000.[3] Four dedicatory services were held to accommodate the members who wanted to attend. Just before the first dedication service a cornerstone ceremony was held.

Dedicatory Prayer

Dedication Order

Renovation

On June 27, 2017 the LDS Church announced that beginning February 2018, the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple would close for renovations that are anticipated to be completed in 2019. When the renovations are completed, a public open house will be held, followed by the temple being rededicated.[4]

Presidents

Temple President Years Served
President Robert P. Garrett 2017–
President Blair P. Pack 2014–2017
President Severia Baunchand 2011–2014
President Max P. Brough 2008–2011
President John R. Pollard 2008–2008
President V. Kenneth Dutile 2005–2008
President D. Gregory Brumfield 2000–2005

The site is 6.3 acres (25,000 m2), which includes a meetinghouse.

 

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Meters2   3,087.75 [calculated]
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0.76
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Temple Plat

Estimate
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Meters2   31,318.65
Acres   7.74

Coordinates

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Latitude   30.362619
Longitude   -91.10857

Elevation

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Meters   5.61
Feet   18.4

Height

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Meters   21.64 [calculated]
 Feet   71
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Width

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Meters   23.46 [calculated]
 Feet   77
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Length

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 Meters   45.41 [calculated]
 Feet   149
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Official Area

Meters   3261.36
Feet   10,700

Exterior

Cladding

 The exterior is made from Imperial Danby White marble quarried in Vermont.

Windows

The Baton Rouge Temple has the triplicate set of windows typical of the small temples. They are low set, even with the floor of the interior. This is uncommon in the small temples and is usually only found in the small temples of the south and midwest U.S..

Symbolism

Inscriptions

HOLINESS TO THE LORD
THE HOUSE OF THE LORD

The inscription is on the east side of the temple, opposite of the main entrance. The english inscription is engraved and painted black.

Cornerstone

 The cornerstone is near the south east corner, on the east side of the temple, facing east. (Last pillar on the east (north east) side)

Spires and Moroni

Spire

The spire is a typical small temple spire, inline with the main entrance, and consisting of 4 levels.

Moroni

Sculptor  Karl Quilter
Version  1982 Shorter closed left fist and tight sleeves
Placed  28 December 1999
Faces  East North East

Interior

The temple is 10,700 square feet (990 m2), with a baptistry, two ordinance rooms, two sealing rooms, and a Celestial room.[5]

Individuals and Contractors

Architect  Paul Tessier & Associates and Church A&E Services
Project Manager
 Leon Rowley
Contractor  Layton Construction Co

Sources and Links

External links

Additional Articles

 

 

Sources/Citation

  1. [1]“5 new temples in U.S., Mexico announced”, Church News, October 24, 1998
  2. [2]Strawn, Karen; Smith, Gayle (May 15, 1999), “2,000 attend ceremony for Louisiana’s first temple”, Church News
  3. [3]“Baton Rouge Louisiana: ‘Prosper the cause of righteousness'”, Church News, July 22, 2000
  4. [4] “Three Mormon Temples in the US to Close for Renovation: Upgrades planned for sacred buildings in Mesa, Baton Rouge and Raleigh”. Newsroom. LDS Church. June 27, 2017.
  5. [5]“Facts and figures: Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple“, Church News, July 22, 2000

 

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