The Lion House

The Lion House (HMNUK)

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84150 Salt Lake County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 46.171', W 111° 53.328'

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1854-1856, Truman O. Angel

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.
Series This marker is part of the Utah: Salt Lake City Downtown Walking Tour series
Marker Number4
Placed ByUtah Heritage Foundation
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Date Added Tuesday, September 9th, 2014 at 12:52am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 424990 N 4513551
Decimal Degrees40.76951667, -111.88880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.171', W 111° 53.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 10.26" N, 111° 53' 19.68" W
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Area Code(s)801
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 81-99 E South Temple St, Salt Lake City UT 84150, US
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