The Community of Christ Temple is the headquarters for the second largest sect of Mormonism. The Community as a whole owns what is called the 'Greater Temple Lot' on which this marvelous and monstrous piece of architecture sits.
city of Independence Missouri was first put on the radar of the Mormons through
a revelation of Joseph Smith Jr. They believed independence was the next Zion.
After Smith Jr. death his son Joseph Smith the III led a group back to Missouri
in 1870. The church came back to Independence at this time. The Mormons
official headquarters was officially in Independence starting in 1921.
Community of Christ temple was first known as the headquarters of the church of
Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. They started the construction process on
April 6th 1990 and they temple was finished on April 17th 1994. Unlike many
Mormon temples, this church is open to the public. As you enter the sanctuary
there is an arch way that shows the sacred grove where Smith had his first