McGurk Cabin

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McGurk Cabin
McGurk Cabin, photo taken from trail.JPG
McGurk Cabin is located in California
McGurk Cabin
McGurk Cabin is located in USA
McGurk Cabin
Nearest city Yosemite Village, California
Coordinates 37°40′40″N 119°37′27″W / 37.67778°N 119.62417°W / 37.67778; -119.62417Coordinates: 37°40′40″N 119°37′27″W / 37.67778°N 119.62417°W / 37.67778; -119.62417
Area less than one acre
Built 1895
Architect Davanay,Hugh
NRHP Reference # 79000281 [1]
Added to NRHP June 4, 1979

The McGurk Cabin in Yosemite National Park was the seasonal home of Yosemite cattleman Jack McGurk from 1895 to 1897. Located on the edge of McGurk's Meadow, just to the north of the Glacier Point Road, the cabin was used by a series of owners beginning with Hugh Davanay, from whom McGurk bought the property in 1895. McGurk was evicted by the Army in 1897 after a dispute over title to the land. The log cabin is a one-room structure, about 14 feet (4.3 m) square, with saddle-notched peeled lodgepole pine logs. The only opening is a low door on the south side. The cabin was stabilized in 1958 by Sierra Club volunteers. It is one of the few structures left in the park that remain from the pre-park era.[2]

The cabin was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 4, 1979.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Hart, Leslie Starr (April 1976). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory - Nomination Form: McGurk Cabin" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 27 June 2011.