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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
Quarters 2
Structure Number:
HS-002
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
1. 
Superintendent's Residence
2. 
Single Family Residence
Park:
Bryce Canyon National Park
Historic District:
 
Historic District
1. 
Old National Park Service Housing
Structure State:
Utah
Structure County:
Garfield
Region:
Intermountain
Cluster:
Colorado Plateau
Administrative Unit:
Bryce Canyon National Park
LCS ID:
012107
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
04/25/1995
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
Local
Short Significance Description:
Building is part of the Rustic National Park Service administrative resource development in Bryce Canyon National Park. Contributing element of the Old National Park Service Housing Historic District; significant under NR criterion A and C. The period of significance is 1932 to 1944.
Long Significance Description:
The Old Housing Historic District is associated with the development of NPS administrative infrastructure in Bryce Canyon National Park (BRCA), and is included in the property type that contains all improvements initiated by the NPS. Eligibility falls under National Register criterion A (for its associative value) and under criterion C (since the buildings remaining in the district are representative of Rustic design). Areas of significance include architecture, government, and recreation. The district as a whole meets the registration requirements for its property types. The exterior surfaces of the buildings within the district possess integrity of materials, workmanship and design. The district was added to the National Register on April 25, 1995.

The district represents the first housing development within the park specifically designed to house NPS employees. During the early to mid-1930s buildings added to the district were mostly small scale, designed for unmarried seasonal employees. These include the parallel line of small cabins and the “wood vendor” located at the southeast edge of the district. HS-5, HS-7, HS-8 and HS-9 are all constructed according to the same architectural blueprint dated 1932. Actual construction of these buildings took place over a four year period 1932-1936. HS-10 is larger and was constructed in 1936 utilizing a more elaborate plan. The final additions to the district consist of HS-2 and HS-4, the Ranger Dormitory. Both of these buildings were constructed 1939-1940, and are larger than the seasonal employee cabins. Their presence reflects the need for additional park personnel, and also the availability of construction funds and manpower during the New Deal era. All of the plans for the buildings in the district originated from the NPS Branch of Plans and Design.
No mention of new deal agencies being involved in the construction of this structure in either the HRS or on the card stock on file. Card stock places construction as 1939. The inventory form states that some structures in the NPS Old Housing Historic District were built with funds provided by New Deal programs, but does not specify which structures or which agencies. Both National Register nominations make a general statement as to PWA funding for NPS employee housing, but do not indicate specific structures. Drawing indicates that this was ERA Project 705-2-62, Classification 110, Job No. 5. It also indicates that this was a remodel of an older structure that had been designated as a Mess Hall. Alteration designed by NPS Branch of Plans and Design, Whittington, August 9, 1938. (2008)
 
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
1938
AD
1938
AD
Whittington
Architect
2. 
Designed
1938
AD
1938
AD
NPS, Branch of Plans & Design
Architect
3. 
Altered
1939
AD
1939
AD
ERA
Other
4. 
Altered
1940
AD
1949
AD


5. 
Altered
1953
AD
1953
AD


6. 
Altered
1966
AD
1966
AD


7. 
Altered
1980
AD
1980
AD


8. 
Altered
1983
AD
1983
AD


9. 
Altered
2000
AD
2000
AD


10. 
Rehabilitated
2011
AD
2012
AD
NPS/BRCA staff
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Single Family House
Primary Current Use:
Single Family House
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:
1182
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Other
Concrete
2. 
Walls
Shingle
3. 
Walls
Weatherboard
4. 
Foundation
Stone
5. 
Roof
Shingle
6. 
Framing
Wood
Short Physical Description:
One story rectangular plan building with partial basement, with basement stair extension, on a stone foundation; wood shingle roof with gable ends. Wall surface is 8" rustic siding. Cross gable roof over open entry porch. Concrete steps, wood entry door, 4/2 light aluminum single hung windows.
Long Physical Description:
One story rectangular plan building on a stone foundation measuring 12’ x 24’. The exterior is sheathed in 8” rustic siding. Wood shingles cover the side facing gable roof. Wood shingles cover the gable ends.

The east elevation features a wood framed entry porch covered by a cross gable roof. Cement steps lead to the one light paneled wood door. There is one 4/2 light aluminum single hung window.

The south elevation features six, 4/2 light aluminum single hung windows.

The west elevation features two, 4/2 light aluminum single hung windows.

The north elevation features four, 4/2 light aluminum single hung windows.