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Bear Lake Comfort Station

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1941. West end of Bear Lake parking lot (NR)
  • Bear Lake Comfort Station

A fine example of the National Park Service's rustic architecture, this humble frame structure blends into its natural environment. The concrete foundation is faced five feet high with massive boulders and rounded rocks. A shake shingle roof, projecting log ridgepole and half-log rafters, and a small stone chimney reinforce the rustic character of this rest stop on a forested slope.

Writing Credits

Author: 
Thomas J. Noel
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Thomas J. Noel, "Bear Lake Comfort Station", [Estes Park, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/CO-01-LR42.

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 238-238.

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