15 Captivating Photos of the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette

Designed by Canadian architect Jean-Baptiste Louis Bourgeois, and officially dedicated in 1953, the Baha’i House of Worship in Wilmette, Illinois sees hundreds of thousands of visitors every year. It’s a beautiful building with an exquisitely ornate construction, that is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. We’ve collected here some gorgeous images from social photo sharing site 500px, you can click through to see them full-screen, or purchase a print.

You can learn more about the House of Worship including how and when to visit, or take a trip through history with the Chicago Tribune’s collection of Classic Photos that even includes a photo from the temple’s 1931 fire.


Shown Above: Bahai Reflections by Gifford. View it on 500px


Shown Above: Snow Cap by Carl Larson. View it on 500px


Shown Above: Baha’i Colors by Mike McCawley. View it on 500px


Shown Above: Wilmette Harbor at Sundown by Mike McCawley. View it on 500px


Shown Above: Bahai monumental by Tobias Lohse. View it on 500px


Shown Above: Bahai Temple by Terry Strayn. View it on 500px


Shown Above: Bahai temple by Susanne von Schroeder. View it on 500px


Shown Above: Bahai by Zak Jokela. View it on 500px


Shown Above: Bahai Temple Interiors by Radhika Vunnam. View it on 500px


Shown Above: Purple Day by Strobes N Pixels. View it on 500px


Shown Above: Bahai detail by Tobias Lohse. View it on 500px


Shown Above: The Baha’i Temple (V) by Michael Wilhelmi. View it on 500px


Shown Above: Rosy Moment at Bahai Temple by Liang Hong. View it on 500px


Shown Above: Baha’i Moon Trail by Carl Larson. View it on 500px

Enjoyed these images? Don’t forget to visit the photographers on 500px, or take a look at more photos here on Baha’i Blog, including 17 Majestic Photos of the Baha’i Gardens in Israel and 21 Stunning Photos of Baha’i Houses of Worship.

Header photo courtesy of Baha’i US / Flickr.

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Collis is a designer, entrepreneur, writer and Baha’i. He is the CEO of Australian tech company Envato, and cofounder of Baha’i Blog / Half Light Media.

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  1. Glorious inspiring photos! Thank you so much
    I have not been able to visit the Mother Temple of the West so these are much appreciated. The closeup of the detail of the superstructure is amazing! The best I have ever seen and gives me a much clearer impression than ever before.

  2. I am truly amazed with the beautiful temples. I will visit Malta on the 14th of Sept 2016. I would like to meet up with Baha’is there. I will reside in Valletta. Please contact me. Warm Baha’i Love sonia.

    1. Hi Sonia!

      Thanks for your comment! Perhaps the best way to contact the Baha’is in Malta is through the contact info on their webpage: http://bahai.org.mt/ The contact info also includes a Facebook page.

      I hope you have a wonderful time there!

      -Sonjel

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