Civilian Conservation Corps Powder Magazine

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Civilian Conservation Corps Powder Magazine
CCC Powder Magazine UT NPS.jpg
Civilian Conservation Corps Powder Magazine is located in Utah
Civilian Conservation Corps Powder Magazine
Civilian Conservation Corps Powder Magazine is located in the US
Civilian Conservation Corps Powder Magazine
Nearest city Torrey, Utah
Coordinates 38°16′33″N 111°15′4″W / 38.27583°N 111.25111°W / 38.27583; -111.25111Coordinates: 38°16′33″N 111°15′4″W / 38.27583°N 111.25111°W / 38.27583; -111.25111
Area 0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
Built 1938
Architectural style Rustic
MPS Capitol Reef National Park MPS
NRHP Reference # 99001090[1]
Added to NRHP September 13, 1999

The Civilian Conservation Corps Powder Magazine in Capitol Reef National Park, Utah, was used in the 1930s to store explosives for use by Civilian Conservation Corps laborers in the construction of improvements to the park. Much of the CCC's work in the park involved the quarrying of sandstone blocks and slabs, which required explosives. The magazine was built about 1938 in association with CCC Camp NM-2, later called NP-6, located to the west of Fruita at Chimney Rock. The Fruita ranger station and the powder magazine are the only structures remaining from the CCC tenure in the park.[2]

The magazine consists of a single room, partially built into a hillside. Walls are native red sandstone, coursed, with a stone slab for a roof. The building measures 10.5 feet (3.2 m) by 7.5 feet (2.3 m), with a dirt floor.[2]

The magazine was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 13, 1999.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Brower, Benjamin (1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Civilian Conservation Corps Powder Magazine" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 4 November 2011.