Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District

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Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District
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Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District is located in Wyoming
Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District
Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District is located in the United States
Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District
LocationYellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Coordinates44°58′37″N 110°41′52″W / 44.97694°N 110.69778°W / 44.97694; -110.69778Coordinates: 44°58′37″N 110°41′52″W / 44.97694°N 110.69778°W / 44.97694; -110.69778
ArchitectU.S. Army Chief Quartermaster Office; et al.
Architectural styleOther, Late 19th and Early 20th Century American Movements
NRHP reference #02000257
Added to NRHPMarch 20, 2002[1]

The Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District in Yellowstone National Park comprises the administrative center for the park. It is composed of two major parts: Fort Yellowstone, the military administrative center between 1886-1918, and now a National Historic Landmark, and a concessions district which provides food, shopping, services, and lodging for park visitors and employees.

Fort Yellowstone is a carefully ordered district of substantial buildings that clearly indicate their military origins. The U.S. Army administered the park from 1886 to 1918 when administration was transferred to National Park Service.[2] The park headquarters is now housed in the original double cavalry barracks (constructed in 1909). The Horace Albright Visitor Center is located in the old bachelors' officers quarters (constructed in 1909).[3]

The concessions district contrasts with the military district, with a less formal arrangement and style and includes the Mammoth Hot Springs Hotel and Dining Room, a gas station, and retail stores. The Yellowstone Main Post Office, itself on the National Register of Historic Places sits just north of Fort Yellowstone. The residential area includes houses designed by architect Robert Reamer.[4]

The district is directly adjacent to the Mammoth Hot Springs thermal area, and is itself built on an ancient travertine terrace. The Grand Loop Road Historic District runs through the Mammoth district, and the North Entrance Road Historic District adjoins just to the north.

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ Hampton, H. Duane (1972). "The Early Years in Yellowstone: 1882-1886". How the U.S. Cavalry Saved Our National Parks. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Press. pp. 53–80. ISBN 025313885X.
  3. ^ Kiki Leigh Rydell; Mary Shivers Culpin (2006). "Appendices-A-Government-Built Buildings Constructed in Yellowstone National Park 1879–1973". Managing the Matchless Wonders-History of Administrative Development in Yellowstone National Park, 1872-1965 YCR-CR-2006-03. National Park Service, Yellowstone Center for Resources. pp. 161–174.
  4. ^ "Mammoth Hot Springs Historic District". National Register of Historic Places. Wyoming State Preservation Office. 2008-10-01.

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