National Register of Historic Places

Geraldine Lucas Homestead/ Fabian Place Historic District

Grand Teton National Park

Date Added to Register

Monday, August 24, 1998

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Although architecturally undistinguished from hundreds of log structures that were constructed in Jackson Hole at the turn of the century, the Geraldine Lucas Homestead is unusual as the home of a pioneering single woman. In subsequent years, the cabin served as the summer home of Harold Fabian, who spearheaded John D. Rockefeller's successful effort to expand the boundaries of Grand Teton National Park to include the valley floor. The historic district is significant for its association with western settlement/agricultural development and with regional conservation. The district's period of significance extends from 1913, when Geraldine Lucas first filed for patent to 160 acres, until 1950 when Congress extended Grand Teton National Park. The historic district includes nine buildings clustered in an open meadow along the banks of Cottonwood Creek.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources