Sunrise Comfort Station

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Sunrise Comfort Station
Sunrise comfort station.jpg
Sunrise Comfort Station is located in Washington (state)
Sunrise Comfort Station
Nearest city Sunrise, Washington
Coordinates 46°54′40″N 121°39′32″W / 46.91111°N 121.65889°W / 46.91111; -121.65889Coordinates: 46°54′40″N 121°39′32″W / 46.91111°N 121.65889°W / 46.91111; -121.65889
Area less than one acre
Built 1930
Architectural style Rustic style
Governing body National Park Service
MPS Mt. Rainier National Park MPS
NRHP Reference #

91000207

[1]
Added to NRHP March 13, 1991

The Sunrise Comfort Station is an example of the National Park Service Rustic style, located in the Sunrise Historic District of Mount Rainier National Park, Washington, USA. Built in 1932, the building was designed by Thomas Chalmers Vint of the National Park Service in association with landscape architect E.A. Davidson. The structure was part of a planned ensemble at what was then called Yakima Park, high on the northern flank of Mount Rainier. Similar structures may be found at the Ohanapecosh, Longmire and White River campgrounds in the park. The low building is framed in peeled logs on a stone foundation, set into a hillside and surrounded by native landscaping.[2]

The "comfort station", otherwise known as a public toilet, was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 13, 1991. It is part of the Mount Rainier National Historic Landmark District, which encompasses the entire park and which recognizes the park's inventory of Park Service-designed rustic architecture.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Fitzsimmons, Gregory G. "Sunrise Comfort Station". Pacific Northwest Regional Office Inventory. National Park Service.