The lodge, named for the park’s founder and not the twentieth-century sculptor, is shaped from rough-cut granite fieldstones and rough-hewn timbers from Canada. The building made extensive use of handcraft, giving employment to CCC workers based at the Kelvin CCC camp site. The workers earned one dollar a day, plus meals, housing, and educational training opportunities. From their monthly stipend, workers were required to send $25 a month home to their families. Camp blacksmiths crafted hinges, bolts, andirons, and fasteners, and granite stones were split by hand. Several park shelters and restroom facilities throughout the camp reflect the work of these CCC crews, who also constructed water control features and roadways within the park.
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Henry J. Moore American Lodge Building and Park Shelters
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