Timberline Cabin

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Timberline Cabin
Timberline Cabin, RMNP.jpg
Photo taken 1985
Timberline Cabin is located in Colorado
Timberline Cabin
Timberline Cabin is located in the US
Timberline Cabin
Nearest city vicinity of Estes Park, Colorado
Coordinates 40°26′30″N 105°44′37″W / 40.44167°N 105.74361°W / 40.44167; -105.74361Coordinates: 40°26′30″N 105°44′37″W / 40.44167°N 105.74361°W / 40.44167; -105.74361
Area less than one acre
Built 1925
Architect NPS Landscape Engineering Division; Vint,T.C.
Architectural style NPS Rustic Architecture, Other
MPS Rocky Mountain National Park MRA
NRHP Reference # 87001136[1]
Added to NRHP January 29, 1988

The Timberline Cabin in Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado, USA was built in 1925 to house workers on the Fall River Road. The National Park Service rustic style cabin was designed by the National Park Service's Landscape Engineering Division under the direction of Thomas Chalmers Vint. The cabin was later used as a patrol cabin and as a caretaker's residence.[2]

The one-story cabin stood above the timberline. It was built of concrete with a stone veneer. The roof framing used peeled logs with an asphalt roll roofing weather surface, protected by a log lattice on top. The cabin had two doors and ten windows, and measured about 32.33 feet (9.85 m) by 16.33 feet (4.98 m).[2]

The Timberline Cabin was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on January 29, 1988.[1] It has since been demolished.[3]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b McWilliams, Carl and Karen (August 1, 1985). "Classified Structure Field Report: Timberline Cabin" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 26 August 2011. 
  3. ^ "Listing of Historic Non-Extant Structures Records" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-03-17.