Haynes Photo Shop Takes a Ride

Building leaving the government areaWell, this is something you don’t see every day: a building riding down the road in Yellowstone National Park!  And not just any building, but a 1927 building rich in Yellowstone history.  This long-vacant structure was moved on October 19 to its new home, and is being prepared to start a new life in the shadow of Old Faithful Geyser.  So what’s in store for this special building?

Plans are underway for the Yellowstone Park Foundation to make the Haynes Photo Shop a place to celebrate the legacy of photography in Yellowstone, while preserving the historic exterior and interior. In addition to photography exhibits, visitor services may include photography workshops, as well as high-tech tools to print, email, and post photos online.

Learn more about the Haynes Photo Shop, yesterday, today, and tomorrow>>

Building goes over the overpassWith the outstanding cooperation of numerous park staff from across several divisions, a private contractor successfully moved the historic Haynes Photo Shop. It was taken from its temporary spot in the government building area at Old Faithful to a newly constructed foundation next to the Old Faithful Visitor Education Center.

The building will be restored in the summer of 2012, with a planned opening date in the summer of 2013.

 

Photos courtesy of NPS

 

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