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The Lion House

 

1854-1856, Truman O. Angel

 
The Lion House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Connor Olson, April 15, 2021
1. The Lion House Marker
Inscription.  The Lion House takes its name from the carved lion on top of the front portico. The house was constructed with adobe blocks, a common building material during Utah’s settlement period. Brigham Young, second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, built the Lion House for his wives and children. He and some early church members practiced the Old Testament principle of polygamy, which was officially ended in 1890. The basement contained a dining room which could accommodate 70 people. On the main floor were sitting rooms and bedrooms for wives and children. The second floor had bedrooms for children and childless wives—one under each of the 20 steeply-pitched gables.
 
Erected by Utah Heritage Foundation. (Marker Number 4.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Utah, Salt Lake City Downtown Walking Tour series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 40° 46.171′ N, 111° 53.337′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah
The Lion House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
2. The Lion House Marker
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, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on East South Temple Street, on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 63 East South Temple Street, Salt Lake City UT 84111, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Lion House (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named The Lion House (a few steps from this marker); Brigham Young’s Office (a few steps from this marker); The Beehive House (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Beehive House (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bee-Hive House (within shouting distance of this marker); Church Administration Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Federal Reserve Bank (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
More about this marker. This location is Tour Stop 4 on the Utah Heritage Downtown Walking Tour.
 
The Lion House and Utah State Historical Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
3. The Lion House and Utah State Historical Society Marker
The Lion House (left) and Brigham Young's Office (right) image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 25, 2010
4. The Lion House (left) and Brigham Young's Office (right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 907 times since then and 18 times this year. Last updated on May 13, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota. Photos:   1. submitted on April 16, 2021, by Connor Olson of Lemmon, South Dakota.   2, 3, 4. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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