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Identification:

Preferred Structure Name:
East Entrance Sign
Structure Number:
HS-0073
Other Structure Name(s):
 
Other Structure Name(s)
No records.
Park:
Zion National Park
Historic District:
 
Historic District
No records.
Structure State:
Utah
Structure County:
Kane
Region:
Intermountain
Cluster:
Colorado Plateau
Administrative Unit:
Zion National Park
LCS ID:
010729
 
Historical Significance:

National Register Status:
Entered - Documented
National Register Date:
07/07/1987
National Historic Landmark?:
No
Significance Level:
State
Short Significance Description:
Not associated with a historic district, but eligible under NR criteria C for early rustic architecture in Zion National Park. The level of significance is “State” and the period of significance is 1925-1949.
Long Significance Description:
The determination was made under the Multiple Resource Area Thematic Group nomination.

CCC crews from Camp NP-2 constructed this resource in 1936 as a follow-up to the construction of the checking station the prior year. A secondary pylon, also of stone was constructed in 1940. ECW Project No. 27; Classification 151; Camp NP-4; 6th Period. Sign and pillar designed by NPS Branch of Plans and Design, LSF, February 3, 1936. Pylon designed by NPS Branch of Plans and Design, A. C. Kuehl & H. W. Young, June 12, 1940.

The historic structures in Zion are indicative of the “NPS-Rustic” style which dominated park architecture throughout the 1920s and 1930s. The intent of the style was to design buildings which would not intrude upon the natural scenic beauty and which would actually blend with the specific terrain by a use of building materials and massing similar to the natural landscape found in the park. The style was also used for the other man-made structures such as gates, campsite fireplaces, water fountains, paths, retaining walls, and curbs. The salient characteristics of the “NPS-Rustic” style are an attention to handcrafted details such as hewn logs, carefully detailed masonry, shingle roofs, a use of generally over-scaled elements such as massive rock walls which seemingly grow out of the earth, and beams, rafters, and eaves which extend beyond break the edges of the roof and wall.

The historic architecture of Zion took its cues from the spectacular geology of the canyon and the local Mormon vernacular building tradition. As a consequence, stone is the predominant building material. The surrounding canyons of Navajo sandstone blocks used in construction of the buildings. After 1934, much of the stone came from the nearby Zion Stone Quarry; prior to that date, red sandstone was transported from outside the park.
Building construction dropped noticeably within Zion with the outbreak of World War II. Construction activity did not return until the advent of Mission 66.
 
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
1936
AD
1936
AD
ECW/CCC
Other
2. 
Designed
1936
AD
1936
AD
LSF
Architect
3. 
Designed
1936
AD
1936
AD
NPS Branch of Plans and Design
Architect
4. 
Designed
1940
AD
1940
AD
Young, H. W.
Architect
5. 
Designed
1940
AD
1940
AD
Kuehl, A. C.
Architect
6. 
Designed
1940
AD
1940
AD
NPS Branch of Plans and Design
Architect
7. 
Altered
1940
AD
1940
AD
NPS
Other
 
Function and Use:

Primary Historic Function:
Monument (Marker, Plaque)
Primary Current Use:
Monument (Marker, Plaque)
Structure Contains Museum Collections?:
No
Other Functions or Uses:
 
Other Function(s) or Use(s)
Historic or Current
No records.
 
Physical Description:

Structure Type:
Grounds/Landscape
Volume:
1 - 2,000 cubic feet
Square Feet:
183
Material(s):
 
Structural Component(s)
Material(s)
1. 
Foundation
Sandstone/Brownstone
2. 
Superstructure
Sandstone/Brownstone
3. 
Superstructure
Wood
4. 
Superstructure
Log
Short Physical Description:
Two standstone pylons flanking the north and south sides of the Zion-Mt. Carmel Highway at the east entrance to the park. The main pylon is sandstone with a horizontal log projecting from the structure which supports the entrance sign. A secondary pylon is on the opposite side.
Long Physical Description:
The north pylon is 12'x10' and 17' high and the south pylon is 7'x9', 5' high.
Pylons are constructed of native Navajo sandstone random ashlar masonry
irregularly buttressing outward by 6 to 8" every other and every third of the bottom courses. The larger/north of the pylons' base irregularly staggers to the north giving weight towards the hillside. All masonry work is Navajo sandstone with red-brown tinted mortar.