Mormon Row closed to visitors for preservation work


The National Park Service and Grand Teton National Park Foundation are working together to preserve and stabilize the historic John Moulton property – including the Pink House – on Mormon Row in Grand Teton National Park. Consequently, the area will be closed to the public now through mid-summer for those preservation activities.

The project will include structural foundation work to stabilize the house and its iconic stucco. Preservation and conservation professionals completed analyses of the building’s condition and recent monitoring efforts indicated that preservation actions should be completed soon. The Pink House is a 1½ -story historic home constructed in 1938.

The house is surrounded by an historic barn, bunkhouse, several other outbuildings, and cultural landscape elements including irrigation ditches, corrals, and fencing. The Mormon Row Historic District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or Mormons, established homesteads east of Blacktail Butte beginning in the 1890s. The community of Grovont was created, today known as Mormon Row. The homesteaders clustered their farms to share labor and build community, a stark contrast with isolation typical of many western homesteads.

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