West Entrance Station

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West Entrance Station
West Entrance Station, Glacier NP.jpg
West Entrance Station is located in Montana
West Entrance Station
West Entrance Station is located in the US
West Entrance Station
Location Going-to-the-Sun Rd., near West Glacier, Glacier NP, West Glacier, Montana
Coordinates 48°30′23″N 113°59′12″W / 48.50639°N 113.98667°W / 48.50639; -113.98667Coordinates: 48°30′23″N 113°59′12″W / 48.50639°N 113.98667°W / 48.50639; -113.98667
Built 1942
Architect National Park Service, Branch of Plan
Architectural style Other
MPS Glacier National Park MPS
NRHP Reference # 95001581
Added to NRHP April 04, 1996[1]

The West Entrance Station at Glacier National Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps in 1942. An example of the National Park Service Rustic style, it was designed by the National Park Service Branch of Plans and Design.[2]

The entrance station was designed at National Park Service architect Albert Good's suggestion to specifically resemble a toll station. The station is a wood frame building faced with random ashlar stone. The roof is framed using logs., supported by 13 inches (33 cm) log posts. The entrance station is similar to that built at the park's Saint Mary entrance at about the same time, using the same plans. A 1963 modification added two checking booths with board-and-batten siding under the wings of the station.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "West Entrance Station". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-11-14. 
  3. ^ Hubber, Ann (June 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: West Entrance Station" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2009-05-25.