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Baha'i House Of Worship


The Bahá'í House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois. One of ten dedicated temples of the faith, it is the oldest surviving Bahá'í House of Worship in the world.

One of only seven in the world and the only one in North America, the Baha'i House of Worship is the largest and oldest surviving Baha'i Temple. Standing on the shores of Lake Michigan, the auditorium, with its walls of lace-like ornamentation and its dome rising 135 feet above the main floor, offers a scene of unsurpassed beauty. It is surrounded by exquisite gardens and fountains. This imposing and dramatic structure has received numerous design awards, and is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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