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Lehi in Utah County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lehi Relief Society Hall

 
 
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By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
1. Lehi Relief Society Hall Marker
Inscription.  n 1881, this building was constructed as the Lehi First Ward Relief Society Hall. It was used as a gathering place for meetings and to display and sell homemade goods. The adobe building was completed in 1883. Funds for materials came from bake sales, bazaars, dinners, gleaning of wheat and selling of Sunday eggs – eggs laid on the Sabbath. In the spring of 1883, John Beck, Lehi mine owner, provided funds for the completion of the building. Labor was donated by husbands of Relief Society members.
Many instances of spiritual outpourings are recorded as having taken place in this building. Eliza R. Snow, General President of the L.D.S. Relief Society, attended many meetings in this building and on one occasion interpreted the speaking of tongues. This hall was the scene of Sunday School and Primary classes as well as weddings, anniversaries and other social events. Utah’s local silk industry was sponsored and centered from this building. The Woman’s Suffrage Association of Lehi was organized here. Many women in Lehi enjoyed gathering in the spirit of Relief Society.
The building was renovated in 1942 to be used as a residence.
Lehi Relief Society Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
2. Lehi Relief Society Hall Marker
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The exterior appearance has been altered, but there have been no additions to the original dimensions of the building. It is one of a few remaining Relief Society Halls still standing today.
 
Erected 1996 by Daughters of Utah Pioneers. (Marker Number 498.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Utah Pioneers, and the Women's Suffrage 🗳️ series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1881.
 
Location. 40° 23.281′ N, 111° 51.149′ W. Marker is in Lehi, Utah, in Utah County. Marker is on North 200 West, on the right when traveling south. Marker is on east side of building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 212 West Main Street, Lehi UT 84043, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Merrihew/Dalley Building (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lehi Meeting House (about 600 feet away); Lehi Hotel (about 700 feet away); Lehi Memorial Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Bishop David Evans (approx. 0.2 miles away); John Austin Cabin (approx. 0.2 miles away); Utah Southern Railroad Depot (approx. 0.7 miles away); Frank H. Eastmond Park (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lehi.
 
Lehi Relief Society Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Kirchner, October 2, 2018
3. Lehi Relief Society Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 16, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona. This page has been viewed 38 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 16, 2020, by Bill Kirchner of Tucson, Arizona.

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