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Panorama of Pipe Spring National Monument, taken from the entry walkway, 2010.

Housing lush springs in the arid Arizona Strip, Pipe Spring has historically been a valuable resource for the Kaibab Paiute tribe, Mormon pioneers, and the evolving Southwest landscape.  Established as a park by presidential proclamation in 1923, the site served an important role in the National Park Service’s early development of Southwest region scenic attractions and transportation networks.  For contemporary audiences, the park’s built resources (Winsor Castle, East and West Cabins and Ponds) reflect each of these narratives, offering rich archeological evidence that offers multiple perspectives into the site’s history and presentation.

The Architectural Conservation Laboratory of the University of Pennsylvania has offered technical assistance to the National Park Service to begin a Historic Structures Report (HSR).  While the ACL is preparing a traditional document-driven HSR, this project has also explored digital methods to convey and interpret this data to a general audience.  Through on-site investigation and the synthesis of all known source material within the park, the resulting product will feature the development of architectural drawings, photographic documentation, conditions assessment, material analysis, building evolutions and a comprehensive understanding of the site’s evolution.
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Use cursor to move across this panoramic view of Pipe Spring.