Rustic architecture

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Rustic architecture is a style of architecture in the United States, used in rural government and private structures and their landscape interior design.[1] It was influenced by the American craftsman style.

According to the National Park Service, “The style of architecture which has been most widely used in our forested National Parks, and other wilderness parks, is generally referred to as "rustic.” It is, or should be, something more than the worn and misused term implies. It is earnestly hoped that a more apt and expressive designation for the style may evolve, but until it appears, "rustic," in spite of its inaccuracy and inadequacy, must be resorted to...."[2]

Rustic Architecture related to national parks is sometimes referred to as Parkitecture.[3][4]

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  2. ^ a b "National Park Service: Rustic Architecture 1916-1942".
  3. ^ "On The Trail: The "Parkitecture" of Grand Canyon National Park".
  4. ^ Brown, Patricia Leigh. "America's Crumbling 'Parkitecture'".
  5. ^ Hendel, Sascha. "WPA Rustic architecture". archINFORM.
  6. ^ Blakemore, Erin. "You Can Thank These Depression-Era Workers for Your National Parks".
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  8. ^ "The History of Great Camps: Sprawling Estates in the Adirondacks".
  9. ^ "Rough it like a Gilded Age millionaire in the Adirondacks". 13 September 2017.
  10. ^ "Adirondack Great Camps of the Gilded Age".
  11. ^ "Preservation Brief 26: The Preservation and Repair of Historic Log Buildings".