Ansel Adams Gallery Comprehensive Rehabilitation
The Ansel Adams Gallery Buildings are located in Yosemite Valley on the mall, adjacent to the Visitor Center. This project includes the Ansel Adams Gallery and two residences buildings behind the Gallery. These builings are historic for their association with the internationally recognized photographer, Ansel Adams who lived and worked there for half a century. Originally constructed as Best's Studio in 1902, and improved upon and occupied by Ansel Adams and his family through the 1970s, these buildings are in the Yosemite Valley Archaeological District, the Yosemite Village Historic District, and on the National Register of Historic Places.
After more than 90 years in service, the Ansel Adams Gallery Buildings are in need of rehabilitation. A 2002 Facility Assessment recommended that the main building undergo substantial stabilization and rehabilitation, and the residences either be substantially stabilized and rehabilitated or completely replaced due to their deteriorating condition. Minor repairs have been made since then. However, major comprehensive repairs are still needed to rehabilitate the structures.
An EA will be prepared for this comprehensive rehabilitation project. Public scoping for this project will be open from July 20th through September 2, 2011. During this time you are invited to submit your concerns, issues, and ideas for addressing rehabilitation needs while maintaining and protecting sensitive cultural and historic resources.
To comment on this project, click on the "Open for Comment" link on the lefthand side of this screen.