Joseph Don Carlos Young (1855 - 1938)

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Birthplace: Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
Death: Died in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
Occupation: Architect
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About Joseph Don Carlos Young

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"...Joseph Don Carlos Young (May 6, 1855 – October 19, 1938) was an American architect and the Church Architect for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from 1887 until 1893. In 1893, the office of Church Architect was dissolved (to be reinstated for a time in the mid 20th century), Young thereafter practiced privately with the LDS Church as a frequent client.[1] Young practiced as an architect, landscape architect and designer from 1879 to circa 1935. A preponderance of his work centered on church commissions, or commissions offered him by extended Young family members, or higher echelon church friends..."

"...Young was born in Salt Lake City, Utah Territory, the son of Brigham Young and Emily Dow Partridge (a daughter of Edward Partridge). He studied at the Deseret University and then the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute at Troy, New York. At Rensselaer he studied civil engineering and architecture..."

"...After graduating in 1879, Young returned to Salt Lake City and practiced as a railroad engineer; gradually his first love of architecture, landscape architecture and design took precedence over engineering. Young is considered Utah's first academically trained architect and landscape architect. He married Alice Naomi Dowden on 22 September 1881. They had ten children..."

"...In 1887 after the death of Truman O. Angell, Young was appointed Church Architect, and the architect for the Salt Lake Temple, by LDS Church president Wilford Woodruff. After designing the towers and finials, and the final appearance of the windows, Young focused his energies on designing the temple's lavish late Victorian/Neo-baroque interior. Besides the construction of interior supports, none of the interior designs drawn by Angell (or Wm. Ward, Wm. H. Folsom, and Angell's son T.O. Angell, Jr.) had been executed. Thus as Angell is considered the primary architect of the temple's exterior, Young is considered the primary architect for its interior. He also designed the Temple's original Annex, the Temple Square electrical system, heating plant and greenhouse, and the general landscape design for Temple Square. With the completion of the Salt Lake Temple in 1893, Young was released as Church Architect..."

"...Young died in 1938 in Salt Lake City as the oldest remaining son of Brigham Young..."

SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Don Carlos Young', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 4 November 2011, 18:04 UTC, <> [accessed 7 December 2011]

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Don Carlos Young's Timeline

October 23, 193
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
May 6, 1855
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA
Age 24
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
August 5, 1882
Age 27
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah Territory, United States
January 11, 1887
Age 31
Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
February 21, 1898
Age 42
October 19, 1938
Age 83
Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, UT, USA