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Albuquerque New Mexico Temple

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73rd operating temple

Albuquerque New Mexico Mormon Temple
Physical Address
10301 San Francisco Drive NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico  87122-3437
United States
Mailing Address
Same
Telephone  505-822-5110
Facsimile  505-822-8181
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.

Temple Facts

The Albuquerque New Mexico Temple was the first temple built in New Mexico.


Groundbreaking Ceremony

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.

"Everything that occurs in the temple is uplifting and ennobling. It speaks of life here and life beyond the grave. It speaks of the importance of the individual as a child of God. It speaks of the importance of the family and the eternity of the marriage relationship."
—Gordon B. Hinckley

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