Grand Canyon South Rim Ranger's Dormitory

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Ranger's Dormitory
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Grand Canyon South Rim Ranger's Dormitory is located in Arizona
Grand Canyon South Rim Ranger's Dormitory
Grand Canyon South Rim Ranger's Dormitory is located in the United States
Grand Canyon South Rim Ranger's Dormitory
LocationOff AZ 64 in Grand Canyon National Park, Grand Canyon, Arizona
Coordinates36°3′20″N 112°8′11″W / 36.05556°N 112.13639°W / 36.05556; -112.13639Coordinates: 36°3′20″N 112°8′11″W / 36.05556°N 112.13639°W / 36.05556; -112.13639
Built1921
NRHP reference #75000219
Added to NRHPSeptember 5, 1975[1]

The Ranger's Dormitory at the South Rim of Grand Canyon National Park was built in 1920-21. Originally built as a worker's dormitory, it was converted for ranger use in 1927. The stone building was designed by Daniel Ray Hull of the National Park Service Branch of Plans and Designs, and is a precursor of the later National Park Service Rustic style.[2][3]

The dormitory is one of the earliest National Park Service-built structures at the South Rim. Measuring about 55 feet (17 m) by 25 feet (7.6 m), the single-story structure's exterior walls are of rubble sandstone with a long gabled roof. The gable ends are sheathed in wood. The ground falls away from front to back, so that the back door has a stone stairway. The interior features an entrance hall and a large communal room with a stone fireplace at the western end, with a central hall running down the center to the rear door with individual rooms on either side.[3]

The dormitory was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on September 5, 1975.[1] It is included in the Grand Canyon Village National Historic Landmark District.[4]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "Ranger Dormitory". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-11-25.
  3. ^ a b Holland, F. Ross (August 31, 1972). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: Rangers' Dormitory". National Park Service. Retrieved 16 November 2011.
  4. ^ Scott, Michael P.; Chappell, Gordon; Jackson, Robbyn; Donahoe, Jamie; Begley, Susan; Carr, Ethan (September 13, 1996). "National Historic Landmark Nomination: Grand Canyon Village". National Park Service. Retrieved 16 November 2011.