14 November 2008

A Prophet’s View



I spent much of yesterday inside the condo of the late President Hinckley. It will shortly be remodeled for President Monson to use. In a way, it was quite surreal to be in the rooms where the Hinckley’s slept, bathed, ate, entertained, and ultimately died. The room where I was surprisingly touched and drawn to the most was the master bedroom. According to KUTV News, it was here that President Hinckley was bedridden for the last four days of his life.



The views all around are spectacular. The layout of the President’s Office is such that there is a window on the side with a view of the State Capital and French doors in front of the desk with a view of the Temple. Apparently President Hinckley used to state that he would look to his right for taxation and he would look straight ahead for inspiration.

6 comments:

Reuben said...

What a great view! I wish I knew more details about the living situations of the First Presidency and the Quorum of the 12. What else can you tell us about the condo? details? I assume the church owns the entire building, not just the unit? What else is in that building? Any other notable persons call that building home?

Anonymous said...

It is a beautiful view. I hate to have to bring this up, but did you receive permission to post these? Unfortunately, in today's world, something innocent like this could present a security risk for our beloved prophet and his family.

Reuben said...

Interesting. So I briefly perused county property info, and it appears that the Corp of the Presiding Bishopric owns one unit valued at $591K (higher than most units in the building), which I assume is this one. However, about half of the building is also owned by the church through Property Reserve, Inc., with the remainder being owned by other private individuals and companies I don't recognize.

Anonymous said...

I bet he has a much better view now! :)

Anonymous said...

President and Sister Benson were the first occupants. They both passed away there.

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