Narada Falls Comfort Station

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Narada Falls Comfort Station
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Narada Falls Comfort Station is located in Washington (state)
Narada Falls Comfort Station
Nearest city Paradise, Washington
Coordinates 46°46′33″N 121°44′40″W / 46.77583°N 121.74444°W / 46.77583; -121.74444Coordinates: 46°46′33″N 121°44′40″W / 46.77583°N 121.74444°W / 46.77583; -121.74444
Area less than one acre
Built 1942
Architectural style Rustic style
Governing body National Park Service
MPS Mt. Rainier National Park MPS
NRHP Reference #

91000208

[1]
Added to NRHP March 13, 1991

The Narada Falls Comfort Station was built in Mount Rainier National Park by the National Park Service and the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1941-42. The public toilet building is close to Narada Falls in the south central portion of the park. Initial work by the Park Service encountered substantial rock excavation, with the subsequent cost overrun requiring the Park Service to use CCC labor to complete the project. The building features stone masonry walls to window sill level, woor framed upper walls, and a timber framed roof. The interior comprises a waiting room and a toilet facility. The design was by the Western Region Landscape Engineering Division, with plan approval by Thomas Chalmers Vint, NPS Chief of Planning.[2]

The building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on March 13, 1991. It is part of the Mount Rainier National Historic Landmark District, which encompasses the entire park and which recognizes the park's inventory of Park Service-designed rustic architecture.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13. 
  2. ^ GGF (July 23, 1982). "Pacific Northwest Regional Office Inventory: Narada Falls Comfort Station". National Park Service.