Beehive House - Salt Lake City, UT
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member bluesnote
N 40° 46.174 W 111° 53.328
12T E 424990 N 4513557
Quick Description: This is one of many LDS historic sites in Salt Lake City.
Location: Utah, United States
Date Posted: 12/1/2017 10:27:07 AM
Waymark Code: WMX5Q6
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member BK-Hunters
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Taken from Wikipedia, "The Beehive House is one of the two official residences of Brigham Young, an early leader of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (the Mormons). The Beehive House gets its name from the Beehive sculpture atop the house. It was designed by Young's brother-in-law and architect of the Salt Lake Temple, Truman O. Angell, who later designed Young's other residence, the Lion House. The Beehive house was constructed in 1854, two years before the Lion House. The Lion House is adjacent to the Beehive House, and both homes are one block east of the Salt Lake Temple and Temple Square on the street South Temple in Salt Lake City, Utah. It is constructed of adobe and sandstone. Young was a polygamist, and the Beehive House was designed to accommodate him and his wives and his children by them. As Young's family grew, the Lion House was built to accommodate them and became his official residence after its construction. Upon completion of the Lion House Young briefly shared The Beehive House with his senior (and only legally recognized) wife Mary Ann Angell (1803–1882), though she chose to make her home in a smaller private residence called White House on the property. Young's first polygamous wife, Lucy Ann Decker Young (1822–1890), possibly due to her seniority, became hostess of the Beehive House and lived there with her nine children."

Taken from the guidebook, "7. The BEEHIVE HOUSE (open 9-4 weekdays; guides) 75 E. South Temple St., is a two-story buff adobe structure with a square columned two-story porch, a green roof, and a tall gray chimneys. Designed by Truman O. Angela and built in 1855, the Beehive House, more than any of the early Mormon residences, has an aura of gracious mid-ninetieth-century living." -- Utah: A Guide to the State

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Book: Utah

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 243

Year Originally Published: 1941

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