Houses of Joseph Fielding Smith
These pictures are of some of the houses and dwellings that Joseph Fielding Smith had lived in after his calling as an Apostle and then as Prophet. Joseph Fielding Smith is the son of President Joseph F. Smith, and grandson of Hyrum Smith. Joseph Fielding Smith worked as the secretary and treasurer of the Utah Genealogical Society and for The LDS Church as a Church Historian and Recorder. He was ordained as an Apostle on Apr. 7, 1910, and was sustained Church President January 23, 1970.
Joseph Fielding Smith spent most of the years of his Apostleship and the first year of his Presidency living in this downtown Salt Lake apartment, that's owned by the church.
Joseph Fielding Smith spent the last year of his life and Presidency living in the house of one of his daughters and her family.
His time as church president was short, but is noted for some consolidations and restructuring within church administration that is still used today. He also designated Mondays as the official night for Family Home Evening. He was a prolific writer and religious scholar, and was an apostle for over 60 years, the longest of any church president.