Polebridge Ranger Station Historic District

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Polebridge Ranger Station Historic District
Polebridge Ranger Station Residence.jpg
Polebridge Ranger Station Historic District is located in Montana
Polebridge Ranger Station Historic District
Polebridge Ranger Station Historic District is located in the US
Polebridge Ranger Station Historic District
Nearest city West Glacier, Montana
Coordinates 48°46′56″N 114°16′43″W / 48.78222°N 114.27861°W / 48.78222; -114.27861Coordinates: 48°46′56″N 114°16′43″W / 48.78222°N 114.27861°W / 48.78222; -114.27861
Built 1922
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Other
MPS Glacier National Park MRA
NRHP Reference # 86000337
Added to NRHP February 14, 1986[1]

The Polebridge Ranger Station in Glacier National Park was the first administrative area in the park, predating the park's establishment. The ranger station was destroyed by fire, leaving the residence.[2]

The historic district originally comprised five cabins, a barn, oil house, a woodshed converted to a checking station, garage, generator house, fire cache, washhouse, and the Strissel Residence, moved to the site in 1975. Many of the other structures were moved to the site in 1955. The fire cache was built at the site in 1927, with a greater level of detailing than was usual in such structures. The 1927 log barn was a significant existing structure.

The only survivors of the 1988 Red Bench Fire were the checking station and the ranger station residence. The residence is a log structure, built in 1922.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Polebridge Ranger Station Residence". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-11-09. 
  3. ^ Historical Research Associates (January 19, 1996). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination and addendum: Polebridge Ranger Station Historic District" (pdf). National Park Service.