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

Depression Era Park Rustic Architecture, 1933-1942

by James Denny


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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Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Historic Preservation Program, P.O. Box 176, Jefferson City, MO 65102
Editor: Karen Grace
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