Cut Bank Ranger Station Historic District

The Cut Bank Ranger Station in Glacier National Park was one of the first buildings built in Glacier by the National Park Service. Built in 1917, the design is in keeping with park hotel structures built by the Great Northern Railway in a Swiss chalet style that predated the fully developed National Park Service Rustic style.[2]

Cut Bank Ranger Station Historic District
LocationN side Cut Bank Creek, Glacier NP, East Glacier, Montana
Coordinates48°36′22″N 113°22′34″W
Built1917
ArchitectNational Park Service; Civilian Conservation Corps
Architectural styleOther
MPSGlacier National Park MPS
NRHP reference #95001566
Added to NRHPJanuary 19, 1996[1]

The station was manned year-round until the late 1930s when it became a summer-only station. It was one of the first National Park Service-built facilities in Glacier. The design pre-dates the standardized National Park Service Rustic style, using a similar but simplified construction technique resembling pioneer construction. It is similar to the Saint Mary Ranger Station.[3]

A barn was added in 1935 by Civilian Conservation Corps labor, along with a woodshed. Both structures were built to adaptations of Park Service standard designs.[3]

References

  1. "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. "Cut Bank Ranger Station". List of Classified Structures. National Park Service. 2008-11-10. Archived from the original on 2011-05-21. Retrieved 2008-11-11.
  3. Ann Hubber (June 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Cut Bank Ranger Station Historic District" (pdf). National Park Service. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)


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