“Temple Announced for St. Louis, Missouri,” Ensign, Mar. 1991, 74
Plans to build a temple in the St. Louis, Missouri, area have been announced by the First Presidency.
Construction will await completion of architectural plans and the granting of necessary local governmental approvals.
“We are confident that this will be a blessing to the many faithful Saints in this and surrounding areas who have had to travel long distances to enjoy the blessings of the temple,” the First Presidency said in a letter to local Church officials in the midwestern United States.
Of the Church’s forty-four operating temples, the closest to St. Louis is in Chicago.
Precise boundaries of the St. Louis temple district will be announced at a later date, officials said.
The First Presidency commended Church members “for their devotion and faithfulness” and expressed their gratitude for “the blessings that will come to them through the erection of this new temple.”