Rocky Mountain National Park Utility Area Historic District

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Rocky Mountain National Park Utility Area Historic District
Utility Area HD warehouse.jpg
A warehouse in the district
Rocky Mountain National Park Utility Area Historic District is located in Colorado
Rocky Mountain National Park Utility Area Historic District
Nearest city Estes Park, Colorado
Coordinates 40°21′50″N 105°33′38″W / 40.36389°N 105.56056°W / 40.36389; -105.56056Coordinates: 40°21′50″N 105°33′38″W / 40.36389°N 105.56056°W / 40.36389; -105.56056
Built 1923
Architect National Park Service; Taliesin Associated Architects,Ltd.
Architectural style Other
Governing body National Park Service
MPS Rocky Mountain National Park MRA (AD)
NRHP Reference # 82001717
Added to NRHP March 18, 1982[1]

The Rocky Mountain National Park Utility Area Historic District in Rocky Mountain National Park documents the early administrative core of the park. Beginning in 1920 and continuing into the 1930s, park service and administrative structures were built in the National Park Service Rustic style. Most buildings were built of logs under a policy of blending with the natural landscape. Later construction has respected the materials and scale of the area. Structures include McLaren Hall, designed by landscape architect W.G. Hill, a number of employee residences including the superintendent's residence, equipment sheds, garages and utility buildings. Many of the buildings built in the 1930s were built by Civilian Conservation Corps labor.[2] The Beaver Meadows Visitor Center is individually listed as a National Historic Landmark.[3]

See also[edit]

National Register of Historic Places listings in Larimer County, Colorado

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Utility Area HD McLaren Hall Annex". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2009-01-11. 
  3. ^ Rodd L. Wheaton (August 22, 1975). National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Rocky Mountain National Park Utility Area Historic District PDF (733 KB). National Park Service.