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Salt Lake City in Salt Lake County, Utah — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Lion House

Utah Historic Site

 
 
Lion House State and National Register Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
1. Lion House State and National Register Marker
Inscription. Constructed 1855-1856 as a residence for Brigham Young and his family, the Lion House takes its name from the recumbent lion carved by William Ward set on top of the front portico. The house was designed by Truman O. Angell and built of stuccoed adobe. Brigham Young, second president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and first Territorian Governor of Utah, died in the house on August 29, 1877. Since its construction the Lion House has functioned as a community social center.
 
Erected by Utah State Historical Society. (Marker Number N-134.)
 
Location. 40° 46.171′ N, 111° 53.34′ W. Marker is in Salt Lake City, Utah, in Salt Lake County. Marker is on East South Temple Street, on the right when traveling west. 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.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of 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); a different marker also named The Lion House (a few steps from this marker); Beehive House
Lion House and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
2. Lion House and Marker
(a few steps from this marker); Church Administration Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Bee-Hive House (within shouting distance of this marker); Eagle Gate 1859 (within shouting distance of this marker); A Private School House (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Salt Lake City.
 
Regarding Lion House. The Lion House, along with Brigham Young's Office and the Bee-Hive House make up what is known as the Brigham Young Complex. This combination of buildings is what is recorded on the National Register of Historic Places. The word Complex could also take in the garden, the garden wall, and the family cemetery. They were all part of Brigham Young's private property.
 
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Lion House (left) and Brigham Young's Office (right) image. Click for full size.
By Bryan R. Bauer, August 27, 2010
3. Lion House (left) and Brigham Young's Office (right)
This building, along with Brigham Young's Office and Bee-Hive House form the Brigham Young Complex (as registered on the National Register of Historic Places).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 576 times since then and 51 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. 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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