Prophets' Homes

Joseph Smith

Brigham Young

John Taylor

Wilford Woodruff

Lorenzo Snow

Joseph F. Smith

Heber J. Grant

George Albert Smith

David O. McKay

Joseph Fielding Smith

Harold B. Lee

Spencer W. Kimball

Ezra Taft Benson

Howard W. Hunter

Gordon B. Hinckley

Thomas S. Monson

"Our homes must become bulwarks of strength through enthroning righteousness and bringing into them the peace, unity, and unselfishness engendered by personal purity, unquestioned fidelity, and simple family devotion. Parents must accept marriage as a divine institution and honor parenthood. Children must be inspired by precept and example in preparation for marriage, to guard against unchastity as against a loathsome disease, and to practice the other fundamental virtues. Love and mutual confidence must be safeguarded to strengthen parent-children relationships. Home must become the abiding place of the Spirit of God because the pure in heart dwell therein."

Ezra Taft Benson
President Ezra Taft Benson



Houses of Ezra Taft Benson

These pictures are of some of the homes and dwellings that Ezra Taft Benson had lived in after his calling as an Apostle and then as Prophet. Ezra Benson earned a Master's Degree in Agriculture from Iowa State University. After college he operated his father's family farm in Whitney, Idaho. His agricultural career also included serving as the Franklin County Agriculture Extension Agent and teaching farming around the State of Idaho for the University of Idaho Extension Service. For a few years he lived in Washington DC where he was Executive Secretary of the National Council of Farmer Cooperatives. For eight years he served in the cabinet of U.S. President Dwight Eisenhower as U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, while simultaneously serving as an Apostle. He was ordained an Apostle on October 7, 1943, and was became Church President on November 10, 1985.

Ezra Taft Benson home 1944-1945

Bethesda, Maryland 1944-1945

Ezra Taft Benson house 1945-1953

1389 East Harvard Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah

Ezra Taft Benson home 1961-1973

2300 South 2200 East
Salt Lake City, Utah

Ezra Taft Benson and his family moved in to the Salt Lake home after he completed his term as Secretary of Agriculture under US President Eisenhower.

Ezra Taft Benson home 1973-1978

777 East South Temple Street
Salt Lake City, Utah

Ezra Taft Benson home 1978-1983

Salt Lake, Utah 1978-1983

Ezra Taft Benson home 1983-1985

123 East 2nd Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah

Ezra Taft Benson home 1985-1994

123 East 2nd Avenue
Salt Lake City, Utah

During his presidency, Ezra Taft Benson lived in a suite in this apartment building which is owned by the LDS Church.

President Benson's presidency is noted for its emphasis on reading the Book of Mormon, organizing the 2nd Quorum of the Seventy, dedicating the BYU Jerusalem Center for NearEastern studies, and overseeing the expansion of the church into Eastern Europe before and after the Soviet Union's collapse.