20 Interesting Temple Facts You May Not Know

There are over 15 million members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the world and temples are a central part of the Church's teachings.

Here are some interesting facts about LDS temples found across the world.

- The Salt Lake Temple took 40 years to build. It was dedicated 46 years after its announcement, the same length of time taken to erect the ancient Jerusalem Temple (John 2:20).

- Brigham Young disliked the original "squatty" tower of the St. George Utah Temple. Shortly after his death, it was struck by lightning and burned to its base. The tower was rebuilt taller and with a more elegant shape.

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