Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Eagle Gate 1859
Erected in 1859, the gate has through the years become the symbol of the man who built it. The original eagle and the supporting beehive were caved from five laminated wooden blocks and rested upon carved wooden arches, having their anchor on the cobble-stone wall surrounding the estate. Large wooden gates closed the 20-2 foot opening at night, securing behind them the Beehive House, the Lion House, and the private offices between them, the beautiful flower gardens, the private school, and the barns, sheds, granaries, silk worm cacooneries, orchards, and vegetable garden.
In 1891 the gates were removed and the entrance widened into a street at that time the eagle was sent east, electroplated with copper, and raised on new supports resting on cut stone pillars. In 1960 when the street was again widened the wood under the copper plating had deteriorated, and the eagle could not be remounted.
This bronze gate way, its eagle a scale enlargement of the original, has been erected
Erected 1965 by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints & Utah State Dept. of Highways.
Location. 40° 46.175′ N, 111° 53.29′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street and South Temple Street, on the right when traveling north on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is immediately adjacent to the southwest corner of the Eagle Gate Apartments. Marker is in this post office area: Salt Lake City UT 84111, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A Private School House (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). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 27, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 2,235 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on September 1, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 27, 2007, by Dawn Bowen of Fredericksburg, Virginia. 5, 6. submitted on January 7, 2008, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.