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A Private School House

 
 
A Private School House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
1. A Private School House Marker
Inscription. Built by Brigham Young for his own children stood on this corner lot 1860-1903 This early school was directed by Eli B. Kelsey, who in soliciting additional students announced in the Deseret News, December 12, 1860, as follows:

“President Young not only intends it to be used for the education of his own family during the day, but proposes it to be thoroughly devoted to further educational purposes in the evenings, including the teaching of vocal music.

“Mr. David O. Calder will open therein two classes for young persons of both sexes, in order that a competent number may be thoroughly taught this simple and beautiful science, so that a uniform system of teaching may be adopted throughout all the schools of the territory, the produce of the valley will be taken in payment for tuition.”
 
Erected 1934 by Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association. (Marker Number 35.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Utah Pioneer Trails and Landmarks Association marker series.
 
Location. 40° 46.172′ N, 111° 53.289′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and South Temple, on the
Marker site image. Click for full size.
By Dawn Bowen, June 18, 2007
2. Marker site
right when traveling north on State Street. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 E. South Temple, Salt Lake City UT 84103, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eagle Gate 1859 (here, next to this marker); The Bee-Hive House (within shouting distance of this marker); Beehive House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigham Young’s Office (within shouting distance of this marker); The Lion House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The Lion House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Lion House (within shouting distance of this marker); Church Administration Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Click for a list of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Categories. Education
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,419 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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