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Smith Frame Home

Smith Frame Home

East side of the Smith frame home, with the Sacred Grove in the background.

 

The Smith frame home before the 2000 restoration project.

 

The golden plates were once hid from enemies under a fireplace hearth in the home. Another time, they were contained in a small box made by Hyrum, very similar to the one shown on top of the chest of drawers here.

 

The frame home kitchen before the 2000 renovation project.

 

The kitchen after the renovation project. Here Joseph nervously waited at breakfast for the late arrival of Martin Harris, who had lost the 116 page manuscript.

 

After losing the 116 page manuscript from the Book of Mormon, Martin Harris sat on a stone wall outside the home a long while before entering and confessing his sin to Joseph.

 

The frame home before renovation as seen from the Hathaway Brook.

 

The Smith home was comfortable and very functional. In addition to spinning yarn and making cloth, mother Smith also made hand painted floor coverings like the one shown here.