Brush Creek Work Center

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Brush Creek Work Center
Brush Creek Work Center is located in Wyoming
Brush Creek Work Center
Brush Creek Work Center is located in the US
Brush Creek Work Center
Nearest city Saratoga, Wyoming
Coordinates 41°20′45″N 106°32′14″W / 41.34583°N 106.53722°W / 41.34583; -106.53722Coordinates: 41°20′45″N 106°32′14″W / 41.34583°N 106.53722°W / 41.34583; -106.53722
Area 70 acres (28 ha)
Built 1937
Built by Civilian Conservation Corps
Architect USDA Forest Service, Region 2
Architectural style USFS rustic architecture
MPS Depression-Era USDA Forest Service Administrative Complexes on Medicine Bow NF MPS
NRHP Reference # 94000276[1]
Added to NRHP April 11, 1994

The Brush Creek Work Center in Medicine Bow National Forest near Saratoga, Wyoming is a ranger station of the USDA Forest Service, Region 2 that was built during 1937-41 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. It was designed by architects of the United States Forest Service in rustic style. The designs were applications of standard plans.[2]

The site has three contributing buildings and five non-contributing ones, on an included area of 70 acres (28 ha). The contributing buildings are an office/residence, a residence, and a garage; the non-contributing ones include several sheds.[2]

According to its nomination to the National Register:

The Brush Creek Work Center is significant ... for its association with expansion of Forest Service administration from custodial superintendence to active resource management. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, it reflects the contribution of this Federal Works program to the expansion of Forest Service resource management during the 1930's. It is also significant [architecturally] because it embodies a distinctive style of architecture developed by the Forest Service during the Depression-era. The use of standard plans was typical of remote Forest Service installations and the log building style conformed well with the forested surroundings. The buildings represent a distinctive Forest Service architectural design style and philosophy.

It was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, with first logs cut in 1937 and completion in 1941.[2]

The site is located in a valley of Barrett Creek and Brush Creek.[2]

It was listed on the NRHP on April 11, 1994.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c d James Heid (September 18, 1993). "National Register of Historic Places Registration: Brush Creek Work Center" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved July 2016.  Check date values in: |access-date= (help) with photos

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