Beehive House

Also known as: Brigham Young House
67 E. South Temple St., Salt Lake City, Utah


Historic American Buildings Survey, A. Leicester Hyde, Photographer March 4, 1934 GENERAL VIEW FROM SOUTHEAST.

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey



Brigham Young (1801-1877), was the second president of the Mormon Church and colonizer of Utah. From 1852, when their construction began, until Young's death, these buildings were closely associated with events in Western expansion and settlement, and political, social, and religious movements of the era. During this time, Young was the predominent politcal and religious figure in Utah Territory. Young joined the Mormon Church in 1832, and by 1835 had become one of Joseph Smith's Twelve Apostles; after Smith's murder at the hands of a mob in 1844, Young became leader of the Church. In 1846, he led the Mormons out of Nauvoo, Illinois, and ultimately conducted a group of his followers to a site near Great Salt Lake, then in Mexican Territory. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, January 28, 1964

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 26, 1970
Reference number
Architectural style
Mid 19th Century Revival: Exotic Revival
Areas of significance
Politics/Government; Architecture; Religion
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current functions
Museum; Religious structure
Periods of significance
1875-1899; 1850-1874
Significant year
ca. 1854

Update Log 

  • May 17, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER