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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
May Lake High Sierra Camp Cookhouse/Dining Room
Structure Number:
MAS001
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
No records.
Park:
Yosemite National Park
Historic District:
 
Historic District
1. 
May Lake High Sierra Camp Historic District
Structure State:
California
Structure County:
Mariposa
Region:
Pacific West
Cluster:
Pacific Great Basin
Administrative Unit:
Yosemite National Park
LCS ID:
055830
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Determined Eligible - SHPO
National Register Date:
08/23/2004
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
National
Short Significance Description:
Contribtes to May Lake High Sierra Camp Historic Dist. 1 of 7 camps built by Desmond Park Service Co. Significant as an innovative interpretive concept luring more people into the backcountry. Marked 1st stages of making remote areas more accessible.
Long Significance Description:
The May Lake High Sierra Camp is considered significant in recreation and education as one of seven high country camps whose origin dates back to the earliest days of the National Park Service. Director Stephen Mather believed that this type of public service in the Yosemite high country helped fulfill the Park Service’s interpretive responsibility to educate visitors in the conservation role of the agency. The Yosemite camp system initially began in 1916 as an effort to attract people into the park’s high country. Its purpose as time went on became closely tied to management problems: to relieve congestion in the valley by enabling outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy the Yosemite wilderness with relative ease and in some degree of comfort and to provide a compatible environment in which, through interpretive means, visitors could be instructed in the tenets of conservation and the objectives of the Nation Park Service in that area. Through the use of organized parties guided by a Yosemite naturalist, the Park Service established a unique pattern of interpretive service in the high country of one of the most populous national parks, which helped acquaint the American public with the conservation objectives of the agency in all natural areas of the system. This is one of the property types identified with the historic contexts “Development of NPS Educational and Interpretive Facilities in Yosemite National Park, 1916-1938” and “Concessioner Growth and Development of Recreational Facilities in Yosemite National Park, 1916-1940.”
 
Construction Period:

Construction Period:
Historic
Chronology:
 
Physical Event
Begin Year
Begin Year AD/BC
End Year
End Year AD/BC
Designer
Designer Occupation
1. 
Built
1938
AD


YPCC
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Restaurant (Bar, Lounge)
Primary Current Use:
Restaurant (Bar, Lounge)
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
1. 
Lodge (Inn, Cabin)
Current
2. 
Lodge (Inn, Cabin)
Historic
3. 
Camp
Current
4. 
Camp
Historic
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Building
Volume:
2,000 - 20,000 cubic feet
Square Feet:
450
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Framing
Stone
2. 
Roof
Metal
3. 
Foundation
Stone
4. 
Walls
Stone
Short Physical Description:
15'x30'. Flat stone walls w/ deeply recessed mortar joints that give the appearance of dry-laid masonry, are topped w/ corrugated steel gable roof. Concrete slab fl. & open ceiling exposing varnished roof deck & trusses.
Long Physical Description:
metal roof of cookhouse is covered in cut logs with peeling bark (2006)