Bluff Fort Visitor Center

Archiplex Group was engaged to assist the Hole in the Rock Foundation to realize their dream of re-creating the original two-story co-op store in Bluff, Utah. In the early days of Bluff, the co-op store was the hub of economic and social activity. Near the turn of the century, the log structure was replaced with a two-story 4,800 SF stone building. In 1925, a bank robber, alias Frank Starr, tried to rob the co-op. Unfortunately; he used too many sticks of dynamite which caused the demise of both the co-op store and Frank Starr. In May 2008, the Foundation received a Federal Scenic By-ways grant to fund the replica building. The new building uses modern technology disguised by carefully selected details and materials to recall its historical precedent.