One of the most important homes in Salt Lake City’s history sits less than a block from the iconic Union Station. The Deveraux Mansion, named by William Jennings, is preserved for its heritage and important meetings that once took place within its walls.
When the Deveraux Mansion was built in 1847, it was constructed for William Staines. He lived there for quite some time until it changed hands.
In 1858, Governor Alfred Cumming and Brigham Young met in the mansion to discuss the resolution of the Utah War.
In 1865, Brigham Young’s son, Joseph Angell Young purchased the home. He lived in the home for a couple of years until he sold it to Mr. Jennings.
The mayor of Salt Lake City from 1882-1885, William Jennings, called this place home beginning in 1867. During his time of living in the mansion he expanded its size. Jennings’ was known as Utah’s first millionaire.
When Jennings passed away in 1886, the home was used for multiple different objectives including an office building and an institute. It was acquired by the State of Utah in the 1970s and later in 2005 purchased by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.
How to Visit
The Devereaux Mansion is located at 340 S Temple in Salt Lake City. While the home is no longer open for tours, it is a beautiful home to view from the sidewalk that passes by towards Union Station.
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