Albuquerque New Mexico Temple
73rd operating temple
Physical Address10301 San Francisco Drive NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87122-3437
Mailing AddressSameTelephone 505-822-5110
Distribution Services 505-822-7984
Announcement: 4 April 1997
Groundbreaking and Site Dedication: 20 June 1998 by Lynn A. Mickelsen
Public Open House: 17–26 February 2000
Dedication: 5 March 2000 by Gordon B. Hinckley
Site: 8.5 acres.
Exterior Finish: Desert Rose pre-cast concrete trimmed with Texas pearl granite.
Ordinance Rooms: Two ordinance rooms (stationary) and three sealing.
Total Floor Area: 34,245 square feet.
The Albuquerque New Mexico Temple was the first temple built in New Mexico.
Elder Lynn A. Mickelsen, who presided over the groundbreaking ceremony for the Albuquerque New Mexico Temple, stated, "It is our responsibility as members of the Church to live our lives in such a way that the trust [the local city and county officials, administrators and staff, friends and neighbors, and local media] have deposited in us will not be unwarranted." He commended the many members who had traveled long distances to witness the groundbreaking event. "It is during these special moments that we can feel and see the hand of the Lord moving in the work," he said. "It manifests a pattern of faith for your children, and they will make the same commitments to consecrate their lives to that which is good, honorable, and right."1
1. Holly Traver, "Ground broken for temple in New Mexico," Church News 27 Jun. 1998: 3.