6 Iconic Grand Canyon Buildings Designed by Mary Colter

The Grand Canyon’s South Rim is peppered with unique and visionary structures designed by pioneering architect Mary Colter.

Mary Colter was part of a small handful of female architects working in the early 20th century. In fact, census data indicates that there were only 22 female architects in the United States when Mary Colter graduated from the California School of Design (now the San Francisco Art Institute) and began her apprenticeship at a local architectural firm!

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Exploring the Grand Canyon Village

The Grand Canyon Village is more than just a hotspot for curious adventurers seeking a glimpse of one of the world’s most impressive geological marvels! Located on the South Rim within the Grand Canyon National Park, the Grand Canyon Village is the largest Park Service town in the National Park system.

2,000 year-round residents call the 13.4 square mile village home, but it’s not officially a “village” at all. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Grand Canyon Village is a “census designated place” (CDP), which is a concentration of population defined by the Census Bureau purely for statistical purposes.

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