National Register of Historic Places

Old Administrative Area Historic District

Grand Teton National Park

Date Added to Register

Monday, April 23, 1990

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The Old Administrative Area Historic District consists of five houses with associated garages, an office building, and three large office/warehouse buildings. The district is significant as a clear statement of the National Park Service rustic style of the 1930s at Grand Teton National Park. The houses, warehouses, and administrative building are the only examples of those particular building plans in the Park. The complex was built during the period 1934-1939 by the Public Works Administration and the Civilian Conservation Corps for the National Park Service using Service developed plans for natural parks. The district served as the headquarters and heart of Grand Teton National Park until completion of the new headquarters complex a few miles away at Moose, Wyoming during the 1960s.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources