Baha'i Temple

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The Bahá'í House of Worship sits on the shores of Lake Michigan, just 5 miles north of Chicago. How it came to be built in the heart of the United States is a story that begins with the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. Inspired by news of the first Bahá'í Temple in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, members of the Chicago Bahá'í House of Spirituality drafted a petition in 1903 asking for permission to begin their own. Fifty years later, in 1953, a completed Bahá'í House of Worship was dedicated in Wilmette. The story of how very few believers in a new faith built the "Great Bell" of the North Shore—during the Great Depression and World War II years—is shown with archival photographs from every stage of construction up to the present. This includes ongoing restoration projects preserving the beauty of the "Temple of Light."
ISBN: 9780738584218
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Illinois
Series: Images of America
Images: 199
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Candace Moore Hill moved to Illinois in 1983 to work at the Bahá'í National Center in Evanston. She has been a greeter, guide, reader, and member of the Bahá'í House of Worship Choir. She later married its conductor. As a guide, she was asked many of the questions that are answered in this book.
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