In 1822, Alvin Smith, brother of the Prophet Joseph Smith, began construction on this home but died before the home was completed. Because of some legal wrangling, the Smith family lost title to the home but were able to rent it from a subsequent owner from 1825 to 1829. The Prophet and his wife, Emma, were staying here when he took the plates of the Book of Mormon from Hill Cumorah. In 2000 the home was restored to its original state as far as was possible. This image shows the home after that restoration.
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