Deuel Pioneer Log Home

The Deuel Pioneer Log Home near Temple Square

The Deuel Pioneer Log Home was one of the first homes built in Salt Lake Valley.

When the pioneers arrived in the Salt Lake Valley in July, 1847, they immediately began constructing simple homes to preserve themselves in their new surroundings. Today, more than a century and a half later, only two of these original structures remain intact. One of them, the Deuel Pioneer Log Home, is on display and open to the public on West Temple Street across from Temple Square.

The cabin was home to the William Henry Deuel family for less than two years following their arrival in the valley. Today it has been fully restored and furnished with authentic pioneer artifacts, including a cast-iron stove. It offers excellent insight into the lifestyle of the Mormon pioneers and others who settled parts of the American West.

Some information courtesy The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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