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Lion and Beehive Houses are 'gathering places'

Two historical landmarks on the southeast corner of Temple Square were originally built for Brigham Young’s large family. More than 70 people used to live in the Lion House alone. More than 155 years later, the Beehive and Lion houses have become gathering places for thousands of families and friends while continuing to reflect a rich pioneer heritage.

In the Beehive House, visitors can tour and capture a glimpse of frontier family life in the 1860s and 1870s.

The Lion House, remodeled in the 1960s, played a role in the organization of the young women’s program and has become a popular location for wedding receptions, banquets and birthdays. A cafeteria-style restaurant now also offers sweet aromas and delicious food.

"There is a spirit here that kind of grabs you. It’s a wonderful place,” said Julie Ulrich, banquet manager at the Lion House for 32 years. “You feel comfortable and warm. It’s inviting.”

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