Service in the Lower Court
Photo © 2008 Community of Christ
|As preservation efforts continued throughout
the 1960 -70s the Kirtland Temple received a new look with a
fresh coat of white paint on the exterior walls. A few years later,
the "House of the Lord" received the recognition of a National
Historic Landmark in 1977. The temple shares the honorary title with
one other historic site in Lake County, the James A. Garfield home
in Mentor, Ohio, and less than 3,000 sites throughout the United States.
Considered an exciting piece of Western Reserve history, the Kirtland
Temple is visited by 40-45,000 visitors from all over the world each
year. The building is also used at various times for special services
and classes. The Lower Court of the Kirtland Temple hosts a community
Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Easter service each year.