Pictures Inside the Renovated Baton Rouge Temple and Open House Begins
After receiving a complete interior and exterior renovation for nearly two years, the Baton Rouge Louisiana Temple is began the free public open house on Saturday! Saints in the area have been patiently awaiting the re-opening, so those in the area are very excited for the rededication that’s scheduled for Sunday, November 17, 2019. The temple will be rededicated by Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles.
As always, the general public is invited and encouraged to tour the temple during its free open house, which runs through Saturday, November 2, 2019, except Sunday. Reservations are not required to attend the open house. More information can be found on the Church’s website.
The temple was originally dedicated in 2000, when it became the 94th operating temple of the Church, and it’s currently the only temple in Louisiana. Members of the Church in both Louisiana and Mississippi attend this temple.
The temple closed in January 2018, and the renovation work began. The exterior was redesigned to improve the entry and tower of the temple. The new design of the wood-and-steel-framed building features an exterior of beige-colored limestone and new art glass windows. As you’ll see in the pictures below, green, blue, coral and cream-colored art glass panels are highlighted throughout the baptistry, waiting, celestial and sealing rooms. The art glass was created with shell and magnolia flower motifs.
Below photos courtesy of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Newsroom.