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
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.