Young Home

Location: Kimball and Granger Streets

Born in Vermont in 1801, Brigham Young became a skilled carpenter, glazier, painter, and joiner before joining the Church in 1832 with his wife, Miriam. She died later that year and Brigham moved his family to Kirtland, where he married Mary Ann Angell.  Brigham was ordained an apostle in 1840 and succeeded Joseph Smith as the president of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in 1847.  He led the Saints to Utah in 1846 and served as governor of Utah Territory from 1850-57. Sometimes called “The American Moses,” Brigham directed the establishment of more than 350 settlements in the western United States.  He died on August 29, 1877.

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Brigham Young Home
This brick home was finished in 1843, a major improvement on the unfinished log cabin they had been using for some time. Mary Ann had moved to the cabin while Brigham was on a mission in the British Isles, preferring the cabin to the horse stable they occupied in Montrose, Iowa.
Council Room
Brigham often held meetings in this room with other apostles, new converts, returning missionaries, other Church members, and civic leaders.
Council Room
After Joseph and Hyrum Smith were killed in Carthage, the task of preparing to move the Saints west fell to Brigham. Doubtless there were numerous meetings in this room to plan for that migration.
Council Room
Even as Brigham and others planned for leaving Nauvoo, they worked to complete the temple so that hundreds of families could be sealed together for eternity before facing the long journey west.
During the restoration of this home in the early 1970s, workers uncovered the original fireplace seen here.
Many of the dishes on display in this home were found during excavation efforts. While some may have belonged to the Young’s, they might also have belonged to subsequent occupants of the home.
Mary Ann Angell Young ran a busy household as the step-mother to Brigham’s two oldest daughters and mother of six children. She was known for her cheerful attitude and exceptional hospitality. She was also a woman of great faith and courage, once saving Brigham’s life when he stopped breathing near the end of a bout with scarlet fever. She administered mouth-to-mouth resuscitation, a technique not widely practiced at the time, to revive him.
Master Bedroom
This main-floor master bedroom offered comfort to Brigham and Mary Ann, but their stay was relatively short. Upon heading west in 1846, they did not have a permanent home in Utah until 1850.
Master Bedroom
Brigham Young was an ardent supporter of the arts and education, encouraging the Saints to “improve the public mind, and exalt the literary taste of the community.”
Upstairs Children's Bedroom
Elizabeth, Brigham’s oldest daughter from his first marriage, married before this home was finished, but her sister and Mary’s children all spent some time in this house.
Large Upstairs Bedroom
This room may have been the master bedroom before Brigham built the one-story addition on the west side. The rocking chair was built by Phineas Young, Brigham’s brother.
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