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Beehive House, Salt Lake City

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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.
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  • Fascinating tour of the Beehive House, which was the home of Brigham Young. Salt Lake City history very much entwines with the history of the Mormons-- the early pioneers. Even though my husband and I...  more »
  • If you have time, it's another window into the history of the LDS church. The tour doesn't take very long and the guides are very sweet.  more »
  • The emperor of Brazil and Mark Twain are only two of many 19-century luminaries who made it a point to visit Brigham Young's polygamist domain. Very interesting and well-maintained. Be nosy and ask lo...  more »
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  • I love this place have been here 3 times. The guides every time have been wonderful and very knowledgeable. They also have had great sense of humor "polygamy and all that stuff". Great place for family and the restaurant, and food is excellent.
  • Wonderful people..learned a lot. Thank you for spending three time with my family
  • If you're in the area this is a great tour of Brigham Young's home. Much if not all of it is original and restored. It served as his office as governor as well as church leader. The tour is free.
  • Food is expensive, but it's a pretty historic place and the food is good
  • No bees. How could you deceive me like this? Utah is low key weird bruh.