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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. Touch 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). Touch for a list and map 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.
 
Also see . . .  History of the LDS Church Administration Building. Overshadowed by the much taller LDS Church Office Building, the stately, Grecian-looking LDS Church Administration building has a fascinating history of its own. The building was opened on Oct. 2, 1917... Like the Salt Lake Temple, the Administration Building is composed of granite, taken from the same area in Little Cottonwood Canyon... A prominent U.S. flag regularly flies atop
Church Administration Building image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 16, 2013
3. Church Administration Building
the front of the building. (Submitted on March 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Church Administration Building (<b><i>northwest corner view</b></i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 16, 2013
4. Church Administration Building (northwest corner view)
View 12 of the 24 solid granite Neoclassical pilasters referenced by the marker
Church Administration Building Granite Pilaster Detail image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 16, 2013
5. Church Administration Building Granite Pilaster Detail
Church Administration Building Entrance Detail image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 16, 2013
6. Church Administration Building Entrance Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 8, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 6, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. This page has been viewed 954 times since then and 96 times this year. Last updated on September 13, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 6, 2010, by Bryan R. Bauer of Kearns, Ut 84118.   3, 4, 5. submitted on March 6, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   6. submitted on March 7, 2017, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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