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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Equipment Shed
Structure Number:
MB-3
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
1. 
Old Shop
2. 
Garage & Tool & Implement Shop
Park:
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Historic District:
 
Historic District
No records.
Structure State:
Arizona
Structure County:
Yavapai
Region:
Intermountain
Cluster:
Southwest
Administrative Unit:
Montezuma Castle National Monument
LCS ID:
058585
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Determined Eligible - SHPO
National Register Date:
07/13/1994
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Local
Short Significance Description:
Determined eligible by Arizona State Historic Preservation Office on July 13, 1994 due to National Register Criterion C. Constructed as a PWA project, built in the NPS Rustic Style. Illustrates the development of facilities at MOCA and NPS design philosophy of the 1930s-1960s.
Long Significance Description:
The equipment shed of Montezuma Castle National Monument was determined eligible for the National Register by Arizona State Historic Preservation Office at a local level, on July 13, 1994. This is due to National Register Criterion C for distinctive characteristics of a type, period and method of construction.

This building was constructed as a Public Works Administration project and it incorporates the National Park Service Rustic style of architecture that was popular within the NPS between 1916 and 1942. This structure was built to provide a work space and storage for the maintenance division of the park in such a way that it did not interfere with the cultural landscape.
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Designed
1933
AD
1933
AD
SD
Architect
2. 
Designed
1933
AD
1933
AD
NPS Branch of Plans and Design
Architect
3. 
Built
1934
AD
1934
AD
PWA
Other
4. 
Built
1934
AD
1934
AD
NPS
Other
5. 
Altered
1961
AD
1961
AD
NPS
Other
6. 
Altered
1963
AD
1963
AD
NPS
Other
7. 
Altered
1993
AD
1993
AD
NPS
Other
8. 
Altered
1998
AD
1998
AD
NPS
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Maintenance Facility
Primary Current Use:
Maintenance Facility
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
1. 
Equipment/Vehicle Storage
Current
2. 
GENERAL STORAGE
Current
3. 
Equipment/Vehicle Storage
Historic
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Building
Volume:
2,000 - 20,000 cubic feet
Square Feet:
1724
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Foundation
Stone
2. 
Foundation
Concrete
3. 
Roof
Synthetics
4. 
Walls
Wood
5. 
Walls
Stone
Short Physical Description:
Rectangular, one-story structure. Original structure is a 4-bay stone structure measuring 22'6"x42'6". Wood shed addition built on the east elevation which was later enclosed. Structure features stone canales, 3 6-light hopper style windows, 5 industrial metal doors, 2 5-panel overhead garage doors.
Long Physical Description:
The equipment shed is a rectangular, one-story stone and wood structure. The original structure is built of three walls of river rock with a hard cement mortar. The south elevation of the structure is enclosed with wood creating four bays and features two five-panel metal overhead garage doors and two industrial metal human access doors. The original portion of the structure measures 22'6" x 42'6". A shed addition was built of wood on the east elevation which measures 24' x 32'. This portion of the structure originally used as open garage space but was later enclosed for dry storage, with an industrial metal door in each of the three bays. The north elevation features stone canales and a pair of six-light hopper style windows with metal sash and a single large timber lintel. The west elevation features a single six-light hopper style window with metal sash and large timber lintel.