William Allen White Cabins

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White, William Allen, Cabins
White cabin exterior.jpg
William Allen White Cabins is located in Colorado
William Allen White Cabins
Nearest city Estes Park, Colorado
Coordinates 40°21′22″N 105°34′55″W / 40.35611°N 105.58194°W / 40.35611; -105.58194Coordinates: 40°21′22″N 105°34′55″W / 40.35611°N 105.58194°W / 40.35611; -105.58194
Built 1912
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[1]

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.[2]

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. ^ "William Allen White Cabins". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2009-01-11. 

External links[edit]

Main cabin interior