Mary Fielding Smith Home

  • Built in Salt Lake City, Utah 1850
  • Relocated in 1972

This home is away from Heritage Village to symbolize its original location several miles southeast of Salt Lake City. After spending the winter of 1848-1849 in the fort of the Salt Lake Valley, Mary Fielding Smith, widow of church leader Hyrum Smith, decided to live on a farm rather than her assigned "city" plot. She moved her children, stepchildren, and hired hands to a remote 40-acre farm in the Millcreek area where they built this home for themselves. With the help of her children, Mary maintained a successful farm and independent lifestyle until her death in 1852.