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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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  • Interesting tour of the Beehive house home to Brigham Young. It is free to the public and worth the time to see the interior and the interesting woodwork done by Brighanm Young. 
  • we were intrigued by the beautiful exterior and well manicured gardens facing the road but not prepared for a heavy "sell' as you we were led through a small part of this historical home. A short hist...  read more »
  • If you love antiques, you will love viewing the rooms in the Beehive House. The LDS missionaries provide tours of the room with lots of interesting information. The tours are free. They no longer do t...  read more »
  • 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.
  • No bees. How could you deceive me like this? Utah is low key weird bruh.
  • Interesting tour of the home - learned much history of the Mormon church
  • Worth a visit. The tour was free. Tour guides were informative. Definitely be sure to see the Beehive House when visiting Temple Square.
  • Food is amazing here!
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