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100 years ago

LDS Business College formally opened in a new home on Feb. 7, 1898, according to an article in the Feb. 8, 1898, edition of the Deseret Evening News.

A follow-up article on Feb. 14, 1898, noted that after previously holding classes in a Church meetinghouse, the school moved to the top floor of the Templeton Building located on the southeast corner of South Temple and Main streets in Salt Lake City.

The second article stated, "At the opening of school in September last, it was evident that before the end of the year larger quarters would have to be obtained."

Elder Franklin D. Richards of the Quorum of the Twelve presided at the opening with John Nicholson of the Church's general board of education offering the dedicatory prayer. Other visitors included prominent Salt Lake City businessmen.

The Feb. 8 article said that speakers during the ceremony "urged the pupils to improve their opportunities, without assuming that superiority which young people in the course of their education sometimes affect. Reference was made to the tendency among some to despise manual labor."

Quote from the past

"Should the commandments be rewritten? No, they should be reread and become the guide and standard of our lives, if we want health and happiness and peace and self-respect." - Elder Richard L. Evans of the Quorum of the Twelve, from an address given during the October 1971 general conference