Wednesday, August 24, 2016


A newly renovated South Temple mansion in downtown Salt Lake was unveiled today and it will now be known as the Thomas S Monson Center. The building will be used to host dignitaries, symposiums, wedding receptions, and other public and private events.The $10 million renovation was covered by private contributions from several sources, including the LDS Church. Other contributors to the renovation include Zions Bank, American Express, KSL Broadcast Group and the Deseret News.

President Monson, along with his counselors in the First Presidency, President Henry B. Eyring and President Dieter F. Uchtdorf, and President Russell M. Nelson and M. Russell Ballard of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostle, attended the unveiling ceremony. President Eyring spoke at the gala today and said "The church looks forward to the center becoming a "source of enlightenment" for the people of Utah and the world."

The mansion, completed in 1912, was the residence of copper mining magnate Enos A. Wall. The LDS Church bought the mansion in 1962 to house LDS Business College. In 2014 the Church donated the building to the University of Utah and in a formal ceremony today the renovated building was rededicated as the Thomas S. Monson Center.

Another day in the life of a prophet of God.


  1. Yes, monument building is exhausting work! Thanks for the laugh! Bruce

  2. Another great and spacious building...

  3. What a fitting tribute to a man who has given so much to so many in Salt Lake City and around the world! I honor this wonderful man.

  4. It must be an honor to have not one but two buildings dedicated to a such an honorable soul. I remember one Christmas Devotional when President Monson summarized the story, I believe called "The Mansion". I do wonder if the irony will settle in.

  5. The D&C has praise for the prophet Joseph Smith, BUT it also has severe warnings for him. For instance, read D&C 3:9. Do you know where in the D&C it tells how to remove the church President by trial, and end a controversy over him? Here is a controversy over him: Apparently President Monson supports the utter idolatry found in this 2013 patriarchal blessing: