Swiftcurrent Ranger Station Historic District

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Swiftcurrent Ranger Station Historic District
Swiftcurrent Ranger Station.jpg
Swiftcurrent Ranger Station Historic District is located in Montana
Swiftcurrent Ranger Station Historic District
Nearest city West Glacier, Montana
Coordinates 48°47′48″N 113°40′26″W / 48.79667°N 113.67389°W / 48.79667; -113.67389Coordinates: 48°47′48″N 113°40′26″W / 48.79667°N 113.67389°W / 48.79667; -113.67389
Built 1938
Architect Askevold,S.M.; Et al.
Architectural style No Style Listed
Governing body National Park Service
MPS Glacier National Park MRA
NRHP Reference # 86003690
Added to NRHP December 19, 1986[1]

The Swiftcurrent Ranger Station is an example of the Swiss Chalet style that prevailed in the early years of Glacier National Park, before the establishment of the similar National Park Service Rustic style. The station was designed by Edward A. Nickel and built by Ole Norden and S. M. Askevold.[2] It replaced a previous ranger station, destroyed in a 1936 forest fire. All structures in the district were built within a single year and are consistent in design and materials.[3]

The associated historic district includes five employee cabins in a similar style by the same builders, along with several utility structures.[4]

Swiftcurrent cabin

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "Swiftcurrent Ranger Station". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-11-10. 
  3. ^ Historical Research Associates (June 1, 9884). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Swiftcurrent Ranger Station Historic District" (pdf). National Park Service.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  4. ^ "Swiftcurrent Ranger Station Cabin". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-11-10.