“LDS Scene,” Ensign, Oct. 1979, 79
The Mesa, Arizona, Temple visitors’ center will be expanded soon. The expansion will increase by about three and one-half times the size of the center, which attracted nearly 100,000 visitors last year. The new center will include exhibits on temples, Jesus Christ, prophets, and the Book of Mormon. Four forty-eight-seat theaters will be built to present motion pictures and other audio-visual presentations. Three smaller audio-visual rooms will be provided for individual or family viewing of the presentations.
The cornerstone-laying service for the Seattle Temple will be conducted Oct. 27. President N. Eldon Tanner, first counselor in the First Presidency, will preside at the service, held at the temple site near Seattle, Washington.
Construction of the temple began in May 1978 and is expected to be completed by late 1980. A public open house will be scheduled prior to the dedication of the temple.