The Bahá’í House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois

Sheridan Road is more a route than a continuous named street.  It runs along Lake Michigan from Racine, Wisconsin, to Chicago and is a really interesting drive.  The Stone Porch is on the Sheridan Road route as is the The Bahá’í House of Worship, theonly one in North America.  The temple, along with its gardens and visitor’s center are open seven days a week and worth the visit. The Bahá’í House of Worship is located in Wilmette, Illinois.

One of ten dedicated temples of the Bahá’í Faith, it is the oldest surviving Bahá’í House of Worship in the world.   Oldest means it was completed in 1953 after fifty years of construction.  The architects and builders were all Americans. The cladding is cast of white portland cement concrete with both clear and white quartz aggregate.  If you go, be sure to stop at the visitors’ center to see the video presentation of the construction and history of the temple.

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