Houses of David O. McKay
These pictures are of some of the houses and dwellings that David O. McKay had lived in after his calling as an Apostle and then as Prophet. David O. McKay graduated valedictorian from the University of Utah with a degree in education. His career in education included working as a high school teacher, school principal, school board trustee and he served on the university board of regents. He was ordained as an Apostle on April 9, 1906 and was sustained President of the Church on April 9, 1951.
David O. McKay lived in this house while he was an Apostle and for the first nine years he was Church President.
David O. McKay spent the last years of his life and presidency living in a suite in the Hotel Utah, a classy hotel owned by the LDS Church. The Hotel Utah operated from 1911 until 1987. In 1993 the LDS Church renovated the building, converting rooms into administrative offices, restaurants, a chapel, meeting halls and a genealogical center and renamed the edifice The Joseph Smith Memorial Building.
David O. McKay's presidency is noted for stressing the importance of family, making Family Home Evening an official church program, standardizing the missionary discussions, loosening restrictions on members of African descent, emphasizing education, transforming BYU into a four year university, tripling church membership, dedicating the first temple in a non-English speaking country, and popularizing the motto "every member a missionary".