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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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  • If you are interested in learning more about the LDS church and Brigham Young you will want to check out the Beehive house. Don't worry no recruitment to the church just history information. The area ...  more »
  • We stopped here on a whim since we were passing by. It was interesting to learn more about Brigham Young. The tour guides were very sweet and a pleasure to learn from. The architecture of the home was...  more »
  • The 'guides' don't know much about the house. More than anything, they are there to tell you how spiritual they are and give their testimony (they are missionaries). They don't try to convert you, but...  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.