Grand Canyon Photo Studio Renovated
Underwent $400,000, two-year restoration
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The Grand Canyon’s historic Kolb Studio will reopen this Saturday after a two-year renovation. The home and photo studio was built in 1904 by brothers Emery and Ellsworth Kolb.
According to the AP, the Kolbs helped draw visitors to the canyon by selling photographs and filming themselves navigating the Colorado River in 1911. The cedar-shingled studio has become an iconic part of the South Rim view.
*This story has been revised from the version first published on May 11, 2015, because it inadvertently used similar language to what was published on AP.org. Outside apologizes for the error and is investigating all previous work of the writer.