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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Timber Creek Comfort Station
Structure Number:
HS-0247
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
No records.
Park:
Rocky Mountain National Park
Park District:
ROMO West Unit
Historic District:
 
Historic District
No records.
Structure State:
Colorado
Structure County:
Grand
Region:
Intermountain
Cluster:
Rocky Mountain
Administrative Unit:
Rocky Mountain National Park
LCS ID:
023475
 
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 Timber Creek Campground comfort stations are significant for their rustic design. Stephen Mather and Horace Albright advocated rustic design within the National Park Service as early as 1918 believing that buildings should blend with their natural surroundings. With wood shingle roofs, reverse timber framing, and dark-stained siding, the comfort stations exemplify this design philosophy because they reflect their forest setting. Built in 1939 on the west side of the park, the comfort stations demonstrate the continuum of rustic design over both space and time in Rocky Mountain National Park.
 
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
1935
AD
1935
AD
Baker, Howard W.
Landscape Architect
2. 
Designed
1935
AD
1935
AD
NPS Branch of Plans and Design
Landscape Architect
3. 
Built
1939
AD
1939
AD
CCC
Other
4. 
Restored
2001
AD
2002
AD
NPS

 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Comfort Station (Latrine)
Primary Current Use:
Comfort Station (Latrine)
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
No records.
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Building
Volume:
2,000 - 20,000 cubic feet
Square Feet:
262
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Framing
Log
2. 
Foundation
Concrete
3. 
Walls
Weatherboard
4. 
Roof
Shingle
Short Physical Description:
One-story, rectangular building with side gable roof covered in green wood shingles. The reverse board and batten sits on the inside of the log frame. Exposed rafter tips and purlin ends characterize the rustic design.
Long Physical Description:
There are three comfort stations in Timber Creek Campground (HS-0245, HS-0246, HS-0247). The one-story, timber frame structure has a gable roof clad in wood shingles stained green that double every fifth course. The log rafter tips and purlin ends are exposed. Walls are vertical board attached to the inside of the log frame. The wood windows are divided into two lights and painted green. There are two vertical wood board doors painted green. The foundation is poured concrete with log sills painted dark brown. The interior is finished with diagonal wood boards painted white. The floor is concrete.