Beehive House

    Salt Lake City, Utah

    The Beehive House, located in Salt Lake City, Utah, served as President Brigham Young’s primary residence from 1855 until his death in 1877. In this home and the adjoining office, President Young carried out his duties as President of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, territorial governor, and superintendent of Indian affairs. Today the Beehive House is a historic site open to the public. Tours tell about President Young’s family devotion and his service as a Church and civic leader. For information about visiting the Beehive House, click or tap here.

    After President Young’s death, members of the Young family lived in the Beehive House until 1893. In 1898, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints purchased the building. It was the official residence of two Presidents of the Church. Lorenzo Snow lived there from 1898 to 1901, and Joseph F. Smith lived there from 1901 to 1918. President Joseph F. Smith was in this home on October 3, 1918, when he received a vision about the redemption of the dead (see Doctrine and Covenants 138). In 1920 the home was given to the Young Ladies’ Mutual Improvement Association. They used it as a boardinghouse until 1959.

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