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2 LDS Temples Appear on "Architectural Digest's" List of Most Beautiful Place of Worship in Every State

To Latter-day Saints, temples are some of the most beautiful structures in the world because of the sacred experiences and covenants we forge within their walls.

But these sacred buildings, designed to reflect and capture heavenly light, also inspire and capture the attention of those outside our faith.

Recently, Architectural Digest created a list of "The Most Beautiful Place to Worship in Every State," and among the most beautiful buildings across the nation were two LDS Temples: the Salt Lake City Temple and Hartford Connecticut Temple.

Here's what Architectural Digest had to say about both of these temples:

Hartford Connecticut Temple

"With formal gardens in front, the Hartford Connecticut LDS Temple boasts an elegant entry. Once inside, this new temple (open since 2016) features gold Art Deco-like railings around the bapistry area and soaring ceilings with crown molding in the Celestial Room."

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The Hartford Connecticut Temple.

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The entry to the Hartford Connecticut Temple.

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The bride's room in the Hartford Connecticut Temple.

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The celestial room in the Hartford Connecticut Temple.

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Window details in the Hartford Connecticut Temple.

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The baptistry in the Hartford Connecticut Temple.

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A hallway in the Hartford Connecticut Temple.

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An instruction room in the Hartford Connecticut Temple.

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A sealing room in the Hartford Connecticut Temple.

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All images from Mormon Newsroom.

Salt Lake City Temple

"Since its construction in 1893, this temple has served as an inspiring design for other LDS Church temples around the United States. It’s also the largest of all temples, clocking in at 253,015 square feet and took 40 years to complete."

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To see original photos inside the Salt Lake City Temple during the early 1900s, click here.

Image from Architectural Digest
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