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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Fall River Entrance HD Ranger Station
Structure Number:
HS-0169
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
1. 
Bighorn Ranger Station Office and Garage
Park:
Rocky Mountain National Park
Historic District:
 
Historic District
1. 
Fall River Entrance
Structure State:
Colorado
Structure County:
Larimer
Region:
Intermountain
Cluster:
Rocky Mountain
Administrative Unit:
Rocky Mountain National Park
LCS ID:
010506
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
01/29/1988
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Local
Short Significance Description:
Significant under criterion C for its representation of NPS rustic architecture (1870-1941).
Long Significance Description:
The Bighorn Ranger Station at Fall River Entrance is significant for its rustic design. Rustic-style buildings utilize wood and stone in an effort to blend with the surrounding environment. Architect Edward Nickel, who was prominent in the design of buildings and the development of the rustic style in Rocky Mountain National Park, supervised the design and construction of Residence #44 and two other buildings (HS-0168 and HS-0169) at the Fall River Entrance in 1936, creating a complex of distinguishable architecture. Completed during the New Deal, these buildings demonstrate a continuum of the rustic style throughout the first half of the twentieth century.
 
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
1934
AD
1934
AD
NPS Branch of Plans and Design
Architect
2. 
Designed
1934
AD
1934
AD
PSB
Architect
3. 
Built
1935
AD
1935
AD
ECW/CCC
Other
4. 
Rehabilitated
1947
AD


NPS
Other
5. 
Altered
1984
AD
1984
AD
NPS

6. 
Altered
1990
AD


NPS

 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Ranger Station
Primary Current Use:
Ranger Station
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
1. 
Secondary Structure (Garage)
Current
2. 
Secondary Structure (Garage)
Historic
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Building
Volume:
2,000 - 20,000 cubic feet
Square Feet:
800
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Roof
Shingle
2. 
Foundation
Concrete
3. 
Walls
Log
4. 
Other
Metal
5. 
Framing
Log
Short Physical Description:
One-story rectanular plan log building with side gable roof covered in wood shingles. There are exposed rafter tips and purlin ends. The logs are saddle-notched. Three garage doors and two entry doors line the front facade. The foundation is concrete.
Long Physical Description:
The one-story, log building has a gable roof covered in wood shingles. Like most rustic buildings, Bighorn Ranger Station has exposed log rafter ends and purlin tips. The log walls are saddle notched at the corners and painted dark brown. The walls are chinked with saplings. The foundation is poured concrete painted brown. Wood, divided light windows are painted green. Garage doors are diagonal boards with wood frame and trim painted brown. The entry doors are wood painted light green with light green trim. The stoop is wood board on a concrete base.