Built as a temporary dwelling for a bureau employee and his family, this is one in a row of thirty identical houses erected when construction activity at the dam increased. More than sixty years later the cottages are still in use, though many have been altered. The house follows a simple rectangular plan with clapboard-sided, wood-frame walls. A side-gabled roof has exposed rafter ends continued in the shed-roofed porch covering half of the facade and one gable end. The L-shaped porch was designed as a sleeping porch but has been converted into additional rooms. The building was significantly altered at the end of the twentieth century.
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