From Preservation Issues, Volume 6, Number 1
Missouri Historic Architecture

Depression Era Park Rustic Architecture, 1933-1942

by James Denny

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Photo by Nick Decker The Dining Lodge at Washington State Park, built by black CCC workers in 1939, reflects the rustic park architecture design ideals of employing native materials in a rough form (in this case, local hand-worked stone) and reflecting the local cultural traditions. (Note the thunderbird carving below the chimney that comes from one of the the Indian petroglyphs located in the park. Detail [of photo in article titled: "CCC Company 1743: The Thunderbirds".])

 

 


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