Seattle Washington Temple

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Seattle Washington Temple
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Number 19 edit data
Dedicated November 17, 1980 (November 17, 1980) by
Spencer W. Kimball
Site 23.5 acres (9.5 hectares)
Floor area 110,000 sq ft (10,000 m2)
Height 179 ft (55 m)
Preceded by Tokyo Japan Temple
Followed by Jordan River Utah Temple
Official websiteNews & images

Coordinates: 47°35′2.651999″N 122°8′27.15360″W / 47.58406999972°N 122.1408760000°W / 47.58406999972; -122.1408760000

The Seattle Washington Temple (formerly the Seattle Temple) is the 21st constructed and 19th operating temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church). Located in the city of Bellevue, east of Seattle, it was the first to be built in the state of Washington.[1][2] The temple has a modern single-spire design.

Due to its proximity to the Bellevue Airfield, the proposed height of the spire was reduced, and a red strobe warning light was installed at the base of the angel Moroni statue.[3] The airfield closed in 1983, and the light was shut off.

The intention to construct the Seattle Temple was announced on November 15, 1975, and it was dedicated five years later on November 17, 1980, by church president Spencer W. Kimball.[4] The temple was built on 23.5 acres (9.5 ha), has four ordinance rooms and 12 sealing rooms, and has a total floor area of 110,000 square feet (10,000 m2).[2]

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  1. ^ "New Mormon temple won't be run-of-the-mill church". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. August 9, 1980. p. 4B.
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  3. ^ Cowan, Richard O. (1997) [1989], Temples to Dot the Earth, Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort/CFI Distribution, p. 178, ISBN 155517339X, OCLC 52832719
  4. ^ "Pro-ERA Mormons pledge to carry on". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. November 18, 1980. p. 6.

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