Saturday, July 23, 2016

Wilford Woodruff's Villa

Here are some pictures of the exterior of Wilford Woodruff's villa, located at approximately 1600 S. 500 E. in Salt Lake City. While this home is not open for tours, the neighboring farm house is. (Click on each image to see a bigger version.)

  

Wilford Woodruff's Farm House

Each year a First Encampment Celebration is held at 1700 S. 500 E. in Salt Lake City, to commemorate the arrival of those who first arrived in the Salt Lake Valley on July 22, 1847 -- two days before Brigham Young arrived. (Here is an informative video of the First Encampment.) As part of the celebration, tours are given of the farm house of LDS prophet and President Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898), who lived about a block north of the encampment. Here are some pictures of the farm house (click on an image to enlarge it):