Devereaux House

Devereaux House (HMNX9)

Location: Salt Lake City, UT 84103 Salt Lake County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 46.168', W 111° 54.05'

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Also Known as the Staines-Jennings Mansion

Devereaux House was Salt Lake City's earliest mansion and, in its day, the most elegant. As a unique mansion in an isolated frontier city, the Devereaux was the setting of many social gatherings that included prominent local citizens and important national and international visitors.

Portions of the house date from 1855, only eight years after the first arrival of the Mormon pioneers in Salt Lake Valley. Extensively added to and remodeled in the 1870's, the Devereaux House estate featured the mansion, extensive ornamental gardens, a kitchen garden, hothouses, vineyards, orchards, stables, and a carriage house.

Owner William Jennings was a patron of the arts and furnished the interior with items collected during trips throughout the United States and abroad.

The coming of the railroad later turned this part of Salt Lake City into a commercial and industrial area, and for many years the mansion stood as a forlorn shell of its former glory.

On March 1, 1971 the Devereaux House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places and, in 1978, the Utah State Legislature purchased the property for future renovation. Three years later, the State and Triad Center entered into an agreement whereby Triad would maintain and manage the area once the buildings and grounds were restored. With federal, state, Salt Lake City Redevelopment Agency, and private funds, the Devereaux House, Carriage House, and gardens have been reconstructed for the benefit of present and future Utahns.
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 12:27pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12T E 423974 N 4513556
Decimal Degrees40.76946667, -111.90083333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.168', W 111° 54.05'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 10.08" N, 111° 54' 3.00" W
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Area Code(s)801
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 300-398 W South Temple, Salt Lake City UT 84103, US
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