Norris, Madison, and Fishing Bridge Museums
Clockwise from left: Fishing Bridge, Madison, Norris
Norris Geyser Basin, Madison Junction, and Fishing Bridge,
Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Herbert Maier, et al
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE
NRHP Reference #
Added to NRHP
May 28, 1987
May 28, 1987
Norris, Madison, and Fishing Bridge Museums is a conglomeration of three separate "trailside museums" within Yellowstone National Park which together make up one National Historic Landmark of the United States.
The three elements are the
Norris Museum, the Madison Museum, and the Fishing Bridge Museum. The Madison and Norris Museums are separated by a distance of 14 miles (23 km), while the Fishing Bridge Museum is more than 40 miles (64 km) away from the other two by road. All three were designed by architect Herbert Maier in a style that has become known as National Park Service Rustic. [3 ]
A fourth museum, the
Old Faithful Museum of Thermal Activity, also designed by Maier, was built at the same time. It was demolished in 1971 to make way for a new visitor center, which has itself been replaced. [4 ]
The surviving museums were collectively declared a
National Historic Landmark in 1987. [2 ] [5 ]
References [ edit ]
^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23.
^ a b "Norris, Madison, and Fishing Bridge Museums". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service . Retrieved . 2008-02-26
^ ". "Architecture in the Parks: A National Historic Landmark Theme Study: Norris, Madison, and Fishing Bridge Museums", by Laura Soullière Harrison" National Historic Landmark Theme Study. National Park Service . Retrieved . 2008-02-26
^ Old Faithful Historic District: A Brief History and Walking Tour (NPS brochure) . National Park Service. August 2010.
^ Laura Soullière Harrison (1986). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Norris, Madison, and Fishing Bridge Museums" (pdf). National Park Service. and Accompanying 45 photos, exteriors and interiors, from 1985 PDF (32 KB)
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