Sunday, September 12, 2010
I Love to See the Mesa Arizona Temple
The Mesa Arizona Temple was announced on October 3, 1919, and was dedicated on October 23-26 1927 by Heber J Kimball. It was the seventh Temple in operation.
In 1945, it became the first Temple to offer ordinances is a language other than Spanish.
The Temple closed in 1974 to undergo extensive remodeling. It was rededicated April 15-16 1975 by Spencer W Kimball.
The Temple has four ordinance rooms and nine sealing rooms in its 113,916 square feet. It sits on 20 square acres which includes a visitors center. It's exterior is Concrete reinforced with 130 tons of steel. Exterior is faced with glazed egg-shell colored terra cotta tiles.