Bergland Administrative Site

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Bergland Administrative Site
Bergland Ranger Office.jpg
Ranger Office
Bergland Administrative Site is located in Michigan
Bergland Administrative Site
Location M-28, Bergland, Michigan
Coordinates 46°35′30″N 89°34′38″W / 46.59167°N 89.57722°W / 46.59167; -89.57722Coordinates: 46°35′30″N 89°34′38″W / 46.59167°N 89.57722°W / 46.59167; -89.57722
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1936
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Federal
NRHP Reference # 05000103[1]
Added to NRHP July 9, 2005

The Bergland Administrative Site, also known as the Bergland Ranger Station, is a government administrative complex consisting of six buildings located along M-28 in Bergland, Michigan. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2005,[1] and currently houses the Bergland Cultural & Heritage Center and the The Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society Museum.[2]

History[edit]

Sign in front of station

The Bergland Ranger Station was built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps, and was one of the first administrative offices built in the Ottawa National Forest.[3] However, when the ranger staff expanded to cover envoronmental monitoring and recreation, the site became obsolete, and it was no longer used.[4]

The Ottawa National Forest partnered with the Bergland Cultural & Heritage Center and The Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society Museum, who use the buildings on the site.[2] In 2009, the Museum moved into the ranger house and garage. The Cultural & Heritage Center uses the office and the remainder of the buildings.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ a b c "The Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society Museum". Bergland/Matchwood Historical Society. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Bergland Heritage and Cultural Center". US Forest Service. Retrieved December 12, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Bergland Cultural Center". Hunts' Guide to Michigan's UPPER PENINSULA. Retrieved December 12, 2011.