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Jim Dalrymple II and Trent Nelson
Reporter Jim Dalrymple II and photographer Trent Nelson cover polygamy for The Salt Lake Tribune. You can follow the Polygamy Blog on Twitter at @tribunepolygamy. Follow Jim Dalrymple II on Twitter at @jimmycdii. Follow Trent Nelson on Twitter at @trenthead.

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(Trent Nelson | The Salt Lake Tribune) At left, The "round room" said to have been constructed inside a home built for polygamous leader Warren Jeffs in Hildale, as it appeared Friday April 26, 2013. At right, a typical room in the same home.
In Warren Jeffs’ square room, signs it was once round

Hildale • Several weeks ago we started hearing about the circular room in the secretive home built for Warren Jeffs.

Phrases like, "a sphere with a bed" made with "special wood from Russia" by only "three special assistants to Lyle Jeffs" and no one else allowed into the room.

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But when we finally got into that circular room late last week we found that it had been changed back into a square. And quickly, from what we could tell.

In our report last week we tried to detail that the cheaper carpet and poor drywall texturing that indicated the changes. But taking a closer look at the photographs I found two images make it pretty obvious that the room was changed.

These are photos of two different rooms, the former round room and a more typical room found in the same home. Look for yourself and note the many differences in the quality of carpet, woodwork, window framing and light fixtures. Whether it was a round room or not, the workmanship in the room now is definitely of a low grade not found anywhere else in the Hildale compound.

— Trent NelsonTwitter: @tribunepolygamy



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