Alfred William McCune was born in Calcutta, India in 1849. His family immigrated to Salt Lake City in 1857 to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. During his extensive career, McCune became very rich from railroading, mining, retailing, ranching and construction. He wanted his home to reflect his prosperity. This red sandstone mansion with matching roof tiles from Holland was finished in 1901. The interior was decorated with materials and furnishings from across the globe. The final price tag was one million dollars ($31 million today). The McCune Mansion is now a special-event venue.