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Beehive House, Salt Lake City: 4 reviews and 8 photos

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by grandmaR

The namesake Beehive, signifying industry sits on top of the house. Later the beehive became Utah's state emblem. Truman O. Angell, Brigham Young's brother-in-law and architect of the temple, was also architect of Beehive House which was built of adobe and sandstone taken from City Creek Canyon. Young loved New England architecture and used the widows walk to keep an eye on the desert.

The Beehive House served as the executive mansion of the Territory of Utah from 1852 to 1855 and was Brigham Young's official residence where he entertained important guests. Brigham Young was the second president of the Mormon church. The Young family kept the house for several years after Brigham Young's death and then they sold it to the Church.

It was also the residence of Lorenzo Snow, LDS Church president from 1898 to 1901, and Joseph F. Smith, president from 1901 to 1918, both of whom died there

Beehive House was restored by the church in 1960 and is now open to the public. It is decorated with period furniture. Guided 30 minute tours are available.

I have not been in the house on any visit, although it is FREE.

Hours Mon-Sat 9:30am-4:30pm (until 6:30pm in summer); Sun 10am-1pm; closes at 1pm on all holidays

Address: 67 E. South Temple
Directions: South Temple Street, one block east of the Temple
Bus: 3, 4, 5, 23, or 50 to Temple Sq.; walk a half block east

Phone: 801/240-2671
Website: http://www.go-utah.com/Beehive-House

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Jun 25, 2005
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