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


The Beehive house has been preserved, restored and provides a great look at the way the most important man in the Territory of Utah lived. It is a wonderfully simple design, call it frontier grand.

It was built in 1854, about 7 years after Brigham Young had first led the pioneers to the Salt Lake Valley. They had started from scratch, needing to irrigate the land to plant the crops to feed themselves. After the food was more secure they began to build homes and a city.

All the materials to build the house would have been provided by the canyons in the valley or came across the 2000 miles of plains in ox-led wagons. In the home and adjoining office Brigham Young took charge of his large family and the duties of President of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints and Governor of the Territory of Utah. It seems to be a comfortable home, with hall entry and steps leading upstairs with a window for the children to look through to see the guests arriving, to large rooms for gathering of the family or city leaders, a well appointed kitchen, while land in the back would initially have provided table food.

It is called the Beehive house due to the large Beehive on top. Brigham Young used the symbol of the beehive to good effect in encouraging his followers to be busy, industrious and work together in all they did.

Tours complimentary. Open daily 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. (last tour begins at 8:15 p.m.)

Address: 67 E. South Temple
Phone: 801-240-2671
Website: http://www.utah.com/mormon/beehive_house.htm

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Updated Feb 8, 2011
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