Oak Lodge

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Oak Lodge
ChatfieldHollowSP OakLodge.jpg
Oak Lodge is located in Connecticut
Oak Lodge
Oak Lodge is located in the US
Oak Lodge
Location W side of Schreeder Pond, Chatfield Hollow State Park, Killingworth, Connecticut
Coordinates 41°22′11″N 72°35′27″W / 41.36972°N 72.59083°W / 41.36972; -72.59083Coordinates: 41°22′11″N 72°35′27″W / 41.36972°N 72.59083°W / 41.36972; -72.59083
Area 12.5 acres (5.1 ha)
Built 1936
Architect Civilian Conservation Corps
Architectural style Rustic and Other
MPS Connecticut State Park and Forest Depression-Era Federal Work Relief Programs Structures TR[2]
NRHP Reference # 86001734[1]
Added to NRHP September 4, 1986

Oak Lodge is a historic recreational complex in Chatfield Hollow State Park in Killingworth, Connecticut. that was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. The main building is a large Rustic-style structure built in 1937 by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The lodge was built on the west side of Schreeder Pond, an artificial pond also built by the CCC. It was part of the development of recreational activities within Cockaponset State Forest. The CCC benefited from the construction excellence of its masons, wrought-iron smiths, and woodworkers, and some of their best work is shown in Oak Lodge. The complex also includes two wood-frame bath houses.[3] The property was covered in a 1985 Connecticut statewide study of 15 depression-era CCC, FERA, CWA, and WPA structures.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b Mary Elizabeth McCahon and John Herzan (December 1985). "Connecticut State Park and Forest Depression-Era Federal Work Relief Programs Structures Thematic Resources" (PDF). National Park Service. 
  3. ^ Mary E. McCahon (June 1985). "Connecticut Historical Commission Historic Resources Inventory: Oak Lodge" (PDF). National Park Service.  and Accompanying photo from 1985