Mansion must be preserved in sale of empty store

Mansion must be preserved in sale of empty store

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SALT LAKE CITY -- Deseret Industries is interested in buying a vacant big box store in Sugar House, but Salt Lake City says the thrift store will have to preserve a polygamist mansion as part of the deal.

The Salt Lake Tribune reports Deseret Industries wants to move out of its Highland Drive location into a larger store-- the former Circuit City building at 724 E. 2100 South.

Mansion must be preserved in sale of empty store

Last month, the Salt Lake City Planning Commission voted 5-2 in favor of it with a few extra conditions, including that the D.I. would have to save the polygamist mansion located next to the store.

The mansion was built in 1911 by polygamist and landowner Hyrum Jensen.

Deseret Industries hoped to add 12,000 square feet to the store and put in a drop-off area and loading docks where the Victorian mansion now stands.

Deseret Industries has indicated it might be able to move the mansion.

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