Henry Eyring’s Homes

Now for the last member of the Mormon First Presidency: Henry Eyring.

I was honestly pleased to see his home’s estimated value as it really did seem modest and reasonable.  Well, that doesn’t seem to be the full story.

Henry’s home is located 1977 Chokecherry Drive, Bountiful, Utah. The house sits on the corner (see side and front pictures below) and is directly across the street from the ward building that houses the Mueller Park 4th, 5th, and 8th Wards (I believe his home lies in the 5th Ward boundaries).




According the Davis County Treasurer, its 2012 Market Value was $227,474.  The home was built in 1977 and is about 2500 square feet on 0.27 acres of land.


For some reason Zillow lists the home as being about 1700 square feet and estimates its value as $245,943.


I believe his son John is a fellow Davis County resident, however he seems to live closer to Dallin Oaks and Dieter Uchtdorf.

Originally I thought this was his only property, however, a quick search revealed that Henry and Kathleen also own a Twin Home in the Utah County city of Saratoga Springs.  This second home has four bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, was built in 1998, is about 1,500 square feet on 0.068 acres.  Zillow estimates its value at about $200,000 (again, relatively modest).  Note in Google Maps that it is again very near a Mormon Church building.  In the picture below, the house is at the end of the driveway on the right.




Dieter Uchtdorf’s Homes (Updated)

Some of this post originated on the this site.  I will try to add to that information and provide a new presentation.

Dieter appears to own two very nice residences: one in North Salt Lake and another in Heber City, Utah.

North Salt Lake Home

First, his main residence in North Salt Lake.  It is located at 399 South Aerie Circle, North Salt Lake, Utah 84054.


The home was built in 1999, is about 2800 square feet on 0.22 acres of land.  According to the Davis County Treasurer website the 2012 Market Value of the home was $778,000.  According to Zillow.com, the estimated value is currently $728,414 while its peak value of nearly $950,000 was reached in early 2008.



One interesting fact is that his new neighbor is Dallin Oaks who moved in directly across the street in 398 Aerie Circle (more to come on this).

Second Home in Heber

Dieter also has a second home in Heber City, Utah.  It is located at 242 North Red Ledges Village Way, Heber City, Utah.


He actually is sitting on Lot 1 of the development.

The home was built in 2011 (its very new!) in the exclusive gated community of Red Ledges, is about 3800 square feet on 0.06 acres of land (though, as pointed out by a reader, this seems incorect).  According to the Wasatch County website the 2012 Market Value of the home was $637,274.


Here is a picture of a “Full Report” post on the Mormon Disclosures site:

I’m not sure whether Dieter is a golfer or not, but if he is I am sure he is enjoying the two golf courses in his backyards.  His North Salt Lake home is situated on the Eaglewood Golf course.

His Red Ledges Home is situated near the award-winning Jack Nicklaus Signature Course at Red Ledges.



After a quick search I found the following record related to a property at 246 East 300 North Provo, Utah 84606-2913 that lists Dieter and Harriet as the owners from 1987-1990.


Why did they own this place in the late 1980’s?  He was ordained to the Second Quorum of the Seventy in 1994.  Did a child attend BYU and their bought a place for that child to live while there (that’s common)?  It wasn’t worth very much at the time–only $41,000 and it didn’t go up during those three years.



Thomas Monson’s Homes (Updated)

Thomas S. Monson’s home is located at 4125 Carter Circle, Salt Lake City, Utah.


It was supposedly surround by Church Security posters with the following written:

“Secured by CS Worldwide 1-800-537-9702”

Link to security picture:  http://goo.gl/C2lxN

There also seems to be a pathway from his house to another structure behind it.  The backyard also appears to be quite large.


My understanding is that he does not live there much any more and now lives in the Church-owned apartment downtown (as Hinckley reportedly did) located on the top floor or 40 North State Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84103.  I believe (I need verification) that it is the top floor apartment on the Northeast corner of State Street and South Temple.  Notice the windows—I have been told they are bulletproof.  I have also been told there is an elevator from the apartment that takes you directly to the vast tunnel system underneath Salt Lake connecting various Mormon buildings.  Supposedly the tunnels are have yellow carpet and is fondly called “The Yellow Brick Road”.  He is not the only apostle with residence there either (covered in future posts).  In the pictures it is the darker colored building.



It also appears that Thomas Monson and his wife Frances are the owners of a second home in the upscale Utah town of Midway.  It is located at 140 Farm Road, Midway, Utah.  The home is 1650 square feet on 1.7 acres and was built in 1977.  Market Value in 2013 was estimated at $383,734 (pictured below).


Here is property information from the Wasatch County site:



After a quick search it appears Thomas and Frances have an additional property up Provo Canyon.  A record can be found on the Utah County website.  This home is located at 6742 North Fairfax Drive, Sundance, Utah 84604.



Though modest, it is yet another property he has been able to afford.  Zillow estimates its value around $216,000.  It is a small one-bedroom, single story family Home.  Information is below.




Insurance Coverage, Gender Inequality

I have a number of items I want to share, but only in time.  My first post will be regarding mission presidents and their wives.  What is the value of a mission president?  What is the value of his wife?  Are they equal?  Does the church view them as equal?  How about in a monetary way?  Hmmm…..

Well, the answer is actually quite simple.  Their worth is specifically spelled out in the Mission President’s Handbook.  The travel insurance for the president is $50,000 while his wife is cover by a $25,000 policy.

The math is simple.  Male = Female + Female.

Welcome. Welcome to the inside.

As years have passed, my experience has grown.  I hope to share my stories on the inner workings of the Mormon Church.  Having served in many callings, I have sat in many meetings and built relationships with a number of well-known Mormon authorities.  I consider myself an insider that is now outside—by choice.  I now see past the exterior and see how the church functions, but I realized this is a unique perspective.  My goal is to help other outsiders understand and “see” the inner workings—for better or worse.