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Located on South Temple between G and H Streets. Built in 1902 by the prominent mining magnate, U.S. Senator Thomas Kearns. He made this his home and office. In 1937 the Senator Kearns' widow, Jennie, donated the mansion to the state. In 1957, Governor J. Bracken Lee thought a new governor's mansion in the Federal Heights area of Salt Lake City would be more appropriate as a governor's residence, and the Kearns mansion was turned over to the Utah Historical Society. In 1977, Governor Scott Matheson proposed restoring the Kearns mansion as a governor's residence. After extensive work restoring the building to accommodate daily living and state functions, the mansion became a residence again in 1980.

Location: 603 E South Temple, Salt Lake City Utah 84102 Telephone 801-538-1005

Other History nearby:
(Salt Lake City) Beehive House
(Fairfield) Camp Floyd
(Salt Lake City) Cathedral Church of St. Mark
(Salt Lake City) Cathedral of the Madeleine
(Salt Lake City) Council Hall
(Salt Lake City) Fort Douglas Military Museum


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