The History Of Grand Canyon's Kolb Studio

Published: Friday, May 15, 2015 - 3:28pm
Updated: Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:54pm
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(Photo by Laurel Morales - KJZZ)
Emery and Ellsworth Kolb were determined to make their photography business at the canyon work. For many years Emery would run down to the springs four miles into the Grand Canyon to develop film.

In the early 1900s, two brothers, Emery and Ellsworth Kolb, saw an economic opportunity at the Grand Canyon.

But it didn’t come without constant determination — much like the Kolb Studio itself, which has clung to the side of the Grand Canyon for more than a century.

Advocates of this historic gem are in the midst of restoring the home and studio so it stays for at least a hundred more years . KJZZ’s Laurel Morales takes us there.

MORE: Kolb Studio Renovation Cost About $500K

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