The city of Benjamin was founded around 1863 when Benjamin F. Stewart purchased a ranch for what would eventually become the community of Benjamin. Stewart was one of the original 143 pioneers that first set off for Salt Lake Valley with Brigham Young. He stayed at the Platt River and operated a ferry for future pioneers. Upon arrival to Utah, he lived in Mill Creek and later in Green River. He eventually settled in Payson and later moved to what is now Benjamin.
The church in Benjamin was originally built in 1906. It was remodeled in 1932, demolished in 1969, and eventually replaced with another LDS church. Here is a picture of it from that period and what it looks like today:
Across from the church is a plaque which describes the history of Benjamin (which is where I got all of these pictures). This plaque is located on the property where the school used to be located. The building was finished in 1903 and was built with bricks excavated from Diamond Fork Canyon, where the Spanish Fork hot springs is located. The school was used until 1972, when the school district decided to shut it down and sell the property to use as a park. Here are the old pictures of the school and the park as it stands today. Also, I wanted to note that the playgroung looking today exactle like it did in the old picture.