Baha'i Temple

Local nameBaha'i Temple
LocationEvanston, Illinois, United States

The Baháʼí House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois is a Baháʼí temple in Wilmette, Illinois. It is the second Baháʼí House of Worship ever constructed, the oldest surviving, and one of eight continental temples, constructed to represent all of North America.The temple was designed by French-Canadian architect Louis Bourgeois, who received design feedback from ʻAbdu'l-Bahá during a visit to Haifa in 1920. To convey the Baháʼí principle of the unity of religion, Bourgeois incorporated a variety of religious architecture and symbols. Although ʻAbdu'l-Bahá participated in a ground-breaking ceremony in 1912 that laid a cornerstone, construction began in earnest in the early 1920s and was delayed significantly through the Great Depression and World War II. Construction picked up again in 1947 and the temple was dedicated in a ceremony in 1953.

Tags Place of Worship
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More information and contact


Official Website

Phone +1 847 853 2300

Address 100 Linden Ave, Wilmette, IL 60091, USA

Coordinates 42°4'27.971" N -87°41'3.448" E

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