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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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  • August 14, 2017
    not what we expected when showing room by room interspersed with items on the religion of the inhabitents of the house and other items it was free and left at that  more »
  • August 9, 2017
    This House is or lived and worked until his death, brigham young the founder of slc. Plush but nothing rare. Do not miss out on the House of lionesses who lived his 27 women and 56 children.
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  • August 3, 2017
    Former home of Brigham Young is an interesting look back in Mormon history. To my knowledge there is no charge to visit this house. The volunteers occasionally get into "recruiting" mode so be prepare...  more »
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  • April 26, 2017
    We loved the tour of the Beehive House! The recreation of the original appearance and the genuine furniture/dishes are awesome to see. The detail is incredible. An amazing little piece of history!
  • June 17, 2017
    It's an amazingly​ beautiful building with tons of history. If you're​ checking out all the historical Mormon sights in Salt Lake put this on the list. They should change the name to The Beehive Mansion, it's huge even by todays standards and it was built in the 1850's
  • June 18, 2017
    Touring the Beehive House was very educational. It's fun to learn the history of Utah's first governor and the 2nd Mormon prophet.
  • March 2, 2017
    This is a wonderfully preserved building with original furnishings and fixtures. The guides are very knowledgeable and friendly. It's a must do if you like to learn about history!
  • March 24, 2017
    Wonderful historic place, missionaries offer tours. A must see if you are Mormon.

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