Lion House - Salt Lake City, UT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 46.171 W 111° 53.333
12T E 424983 N 4513551
Quick Description: This is one of many LDS historic sites in Salt Lake City.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2017 10:21:51 AM
Waymark Code: WMX5Q5
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
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Long Description:
Taken from wikipedia, "The Lion House is a large residence built by Brigham Young, second President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, in Salt Lake City, Utah, in 1856 to accommodate members of his enormous family. A polygamist, Young ultimately fathered 57 biological children by more than two dozen wives, and had many adopted, foster, and stepchildren too. He owned residences throughout Salt Lake City and the Utah Territory, but many of his wives and children were housed in The Lion House. The house contains large public rooms on the ground floor with 20 bedrooms on the upper floors, and was home to as many as twelve of Young's wives including Eliza Roxey Snow and to many of the children in Young's extended family. The house is situated at 63 East South Temple, near the corner of South Temple and State Street, just one block east of Temple Square. It is adjacent to Young's other official residence, the Beehive House, to which it is connected by a series of rooms used as offices."

Taken from the Guidebook, "5. The LION HOUSE (open 10-5 daily, summer; 10-10 daily winter; guides) 63 E. South Temple St., is a two story cement-covered adobe structure with small-paned windows, green shutters, tall gray chimneys, and a gray tile rood. East and west exposures are topped with ten steep-roofed gables. The house is named for the carved stone lion, executed by William Ward, pioneer craftsman, over the first floor portico, and is used as a social center and banquet hall by L. D. S. Church organizations. This building, because it houses some of Brigham Young's waves, has always been an object of great curiosity to visitors, who have often stood outside and counted the gables, in the belief that each gable represented a wife's partner. -- Utah: A Guide to the State

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Book: Utah

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 241

Year Originally Published: 1941

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