Salt Lake City, UT

The Beehive House in Salt Lake City

S. F. Mori

It is part of the early history of Utah

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Beehive House(Image is author's)

Brigham Young lived in downtown Salt Lake City at the Beehive House. The address is 67 East South Temple. The Beehive House is now a historical monument and is open for tours.

The Beehive House is owned and operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Visiting it is a way to learn about some of the early history of Utah.
Brigham Young, president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and governor of the Utah territory, lived in this genteel home with his dozen children from 1854 until his death. Today, the house is restored with period furnishings and open to the public for tours. Named after the beehive, the state symbol signifying thrift and industry, the house stands in vivid contrast to the 300-square-foot cabin once occupied by the "prosperous" Deuel family and now displayed just two blocks west near the Museum of Church History and Art. Guided tours begin every ten minutes and are free. [From the website]
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Eagle Gate and Utah State Capitol(Image is author's)

The Beehive House sits on the northwest corner of the intersection where the Eagle Gate stands across the center of the intersection of State Street and South Temple. The Eagle Gate is a historical monument in the form of an arch rather than a gate.

The monument was erected in 1859. The Eagle Gate was at the entrance to Brigham Young's property at the mouth of City Creek Canyon. The original eagle was wooden, but it was eventually replaced by the current bronze eagle with a wingspan of twenty feet. The original wooden eagle is at the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum where it is on display.

The Pioneers faced many hardships when they crossed the plains and finally entered the Salt Lake Valley. Some were later prosperous and able to live in pleasant and comfortable circumstances. The Beehive House shows some of the furnishings of that time and the way that Brigham Young's family lived.

[Reference: Website: churchofjesuschrist.org]

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