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Church Administration Building

 

1914-1917, Joseph Don Carlos Young and Don Carlos Young

 
Church Administration Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
1. Church Administration Building Marker
Inscription. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints constructed this building between 1914 and 1917 to serve as its headquarters. Prior to its completion, the office of the Church President was located just to the east between Brigham Young’s Lion House and Beehive House. Today the Administration Building houses the offices of the Church's First Presidency and other church leaders. This building is an excellent example of Neoclassical Style architecture. The 24 Ionic pilasters which surround the exterior are made of solid granite. This granite, as well as that which covers the rest of the steel and concrete structure, was taken from the same quarry as the stone used to build the Salt Lake Temple.
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The building’s architects, Joseph Don Carlos Young and Don Carlos Young, were the son and grandson, respectively, of Brigham Young. Joseph was the church’s official architect from the late 1880s until 1935.
 
Erected by Utah Heritage Foundation. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Utah, Salt Lake City Downtown Walking Tour marker series.
 
Location. 40° 46.171′ N, 111° 53.364′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City,
Church Administration Building Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
2. Church Administration Building Entrance
Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on East South Temple Street, on the right. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 47 East South Temple Street, Salt Lake City UT 84111, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 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 The Lion House (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigham Young’s Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Beehive House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bee-Hive House (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Smith Memorial Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hotel Utah (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
More about this marker. This building is Tour Stop 3 on the Utah Heritage Foundation Downtown Walking Tour.
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 864 times since then and 6 times this year. Last updated on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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