Tahoma Vista Comfort Station

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Tahoma Vista Comfort Station
Tahoma Vista Comfort Station is located in Washington (state)
Tahoma Vista Comfort Station
Nearest city Nisqually Entrance, Washington
Coordinates 46°47′43″N 121°52′51″W / 46.79528°N 121.88083°W / 46.79528; -121.88083Coordinates: 46°47′43″N 121°52′51″W / 46.79528°N 121.88083°W / 46.79528; -121.88083
Area less than one acre
Built 1931
Architectural style Rustic style
Governing body National Park Service
MPS Mt. Rainier National Park MPS
NRHP Reference #

91000205

[1]
Added to NRHP March 13, 1991

The Tahoma Vista Comfort Station was designed by the National Park Service Branch of Plans and Designs in the National Park Service Rustic style and built in Mount Rainier National Park by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1931. The design was supervised by Park Service Chief Architect Thomas Chalmers Vint, and site selection and development were undertaken by Park Service landscape architect Ernest A. Davidson. The comfort station serves the Tahoma Vista Overlook, also designed by Davidson. The 14-foot (4.3 m) by 30-foot (9.1 m) public toilet facility features rough stonework to window sill level, with a framed wall above and a log-framed roof with cedar shingles.[2]

The Tahoma Vista Comfort Station 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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ Harvey, David (September 4, 1982). "Pacific Northwest Regional Office Inventory: Tahoma Vista Comfort Station". National Park Service. Retrieved 14 March 2011.