Judy Dykman stands next to a model of the "Gardo House," a home built by LDS Church President Brigham Young as a church reception center and residence. The Utah Endowment for the Humanities provided a grant for construction of the model, which will be on view in a new public exhibit beginning Thursday afternoon at the Daughters of Utah Pioneers Museum. The model of the adobe/
wood/plaster Gardo House, which was on the southwest corner of South Temple and State Street for about 48 years beginning in 1873, will be displayed along with furniture and clothes that belonged to Utah's silver queen Susanna Egera Bransford Emery Holmes Delitch Engalitcheff. The home was purchased as a gift for her in 1901, and she sold it back to the church in 1920. The church in turn sold the property to the federal government, and the home was razed in 1921. Dykman, who has overseen replication of the mansion, will be at the museum to talk about the project.