Pink House On Mormon Row Will Get New Foundation
The National Park Service and the Grand Teton National Park Foundation are partnering up to preserve and stabilize one of the houses on Mormon Row.
Known as the Pink House, the home constructed in 1938 was owned by John Moulton. He was one of the first settlers in this area before it was part of Grand Teton National Park.
Denise Germann, Grand Teton National Park's public affairs officer, said Moulton and his fellow settlers homestead Mormon Row in the 1800s.
"The homesteaders clustered their farms in that area to work together to share labor, build a community, and it was a struggling time for them," said Germann. "But those structures are still there to tell us the story of those early day homesteaders."
Germann said that the Pink House itself has an endearing story.
"He [John Moulton] wanted to surprise his wife and he painted it pink, because that was her favorite color," said Germann. "And she came home and she by no means liked it. But she said, 'Yep, that's all right.' And they left it pink."
A new foundation will be built for the Pink House this summer. Mormon Row is still open but the area around construction will be closed.