Seattle Washington Temple
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|Seattle Washington Temple|
|Dedicated||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 website • News & images|
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. 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. 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. 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).
- Royden G. Derrick, a former temple president
- Comparison of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
- List of temples of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by geographic region
- Temple architecture (Latter-day Saints)
- The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Washington
- "New Mormon temple won't be run-of-the-mill church". Lewiston Morning Tribune. (Idaho). Associated Press. August 9, 1980. p. 4B.
- Cowan, Richard O. (1997) , Temples to Dot the Earth, Springville, Utah: Cedar Fort/CFI Distribution, p. 178, ISBN 155517339X, OCLC 52832719
- "Pro-ERA Mormons pledge to carry on". Spokane Daily Chronicle. (Washington). Associated Press. November 18, 1980. p. 6.
- Media related to Seattle Washington Temple at Wikimedia Commons
- Official Seattle Washington Temple page
- Seattle Washington Temple page
- Seattle Washington Temple page with interior photos