Kimmel Kabins

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Kimmel Kabins
Cabin at Kimmels Kabins.jpg
Kimmel Kabins is located in Wyoming
Kimmel Kabins
Kimmel Kabins is located in the US
Kimmel Kabins
Nearest city Moose, Wyoming
Coordinates 43°44′38″N 110°43′38″W / 43.74389°N 110.72722°W / 43.74389; -110.72722Coordinates: 43°44′38″N 110°43′38″W / 43.74389°N 110.72722°W / 43.74389; -110.72722
Architect Kimmel,J.D.; Kimmel,Lura
Architectural style Other
MPS Grand Teton National Park MPS
NRHP Reference # 90000612
Added to NRHP April 23, 1990[1]

The Kimmel Kabins were a tourist camp in Grand Teton National Park. The camp was built in 1937 by J.D. and Lura Kimmel with a rustic lodge and eleven cabins on either side of Cottonwood Creek south of Jenny Lake. The camp is the only remaining example of a motor court-style camp in Grand Teton out of as many as twelve former establishments. The camp eventually featured a store with a post office.

The Kimmels sold the strategically located property in 1944 in exchange for a life estate.[2] After Lura Kimmel's death in 1962 the cabins were used as seasonal residences for National Park Service employees and the other buildings were removed.[3][4]

The Kimmel Kabins were placed on the National Register of Historic Places on April 23, 1990.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Tourists". Grand Teton Historic Resource Study. National Park Service. 2008-10-24. 
  3. ^ "Kimmel Kabins". National Register of Historic Places. Wyoming State Preservation Office. 2008-10-22. 
  4. ^ Steven F. Mehls (March 20, 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Kimmel Kabins" (pdf). National Park Service. 

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