William Allen White Cabins
White, William Allen, Cabins
|Nearest city||Estes Park, Colorado|
|Architectural style||No Style Listed|
|Governing body||National Park Service|
|MPS||Rocky Mountain National Park MRA (AD)|
|NRHP Reference #||73001944|
|Added to NRHP||October 25, 1973|
The William Allen White Cabins are chiefly associated with newspaper editor William Allen White, who adopted what would become Rocky Mountain National Park as his summer residence from 1912 to his death in 1944. White had visited Estes Park, Colorado while in college, and had previously summered in Colorado Springs. In 1912, White and his wife Sallie purchased an 1887 cabin near Estes Park. The Whites expanded it the next year and built a privy, studio, and two guest cabins.
Visitors to the White place included Clarence Darrow, William Jennings Bryan, Nobel Peace Prize winner Jane Addams and U.S. presidential candidate and Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes. After William White's death in 1944 the compound remained in the family until 1972, when the property was purchased by the National Park Service. The property was the first nomination to the National Register of Historic Places from Rocky Mountain National Park. The house was rehabilitated in 1976 for use by artists-in-residence.
- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS) No. CO-63, "William Allen White Cabins, Bear Lake Road, Estes Park vicinity, Larimer County, CO", 1 photo, 1 measured drawing, 7 data pages, 1 photo caption page
- HABS No. CO-63-A, "William Allen White Cabins, Main Cabin", 4 photos, 2 measured drawings, 4 data pages, 1 photo caption page
- HABS No. CO-63-B, "William Allen White Cabins, Upper Sleeping Cabin", 1 measured drawing, 3 data pages
- HABS No. CO-63-C, "William Allen White Cabins, Lower Sleeping Cabin", 1 measured drawing, 3 data pages
- HABS No. CO-63-D, "William Allen White Cabins, Work Cabin", 1 photo, 1 measured drawing, 4 data pages, 1 photo caption page
- HABS No. CO-63-E, "William Allen White Cabins, Privy", 3 data pages