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Baha'i Temple (Images of America) by Candace Moore Hill

By Candace Moore Hill

The Bahá'í apartment of Worship sits at the shorelines of Lake Michigan, simply five miles north of Chicago. the way it got here to be in-built the center of the USA is a narrative that starts off with the World's Columbian Exposition in 1893. encouraged by way of information of the 1st Bahá'í Temple in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, contributors of the Chicago Bahá'í condominium of Spirituality drafted a petition in 1903 inquiring for permission to start their very own. Fifty years later, in 1953, a accomplished Bahá'í condo of Worship used to be devoted in Wilmette. the tale of ways only a few believers in a brand new religion equipped the "Great Bell" of the North Shore--during the nice melancholy and international conflict II years--is proven with archival photos from each level of development as much as the current. This comprises ongoing recovery initiatives maintaining the great thing about the "Temple of Light."

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