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, Washington, it was the first to be built in the state of Washington.[1]. 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.[2] In 1983, the Bellevue Airfield closed, and the light was shut off.

The intention to construct the Seattle Temple was announced on November 15, 1975, and it was dedicated on November 17, 1980 by church president Spencer W. Kimball. The temple was built on Template:Convert, has four ordinance rooms and 12 sealing rooms, and has a total floor area of Template:Convert.

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  2. Temples to Dot the Earth Richard O. Cowan
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