Historic Structure Report
Quarry Visitor Center
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Administrative Data

A. Name and Location: Dinosaur Quarry Visitor Center
LCS# HS 217

CLI# Unknown

UTM location Zone 35 Easting 4,477,820 Northing 644,150

B. Proposed Treatment

C. Related Studies
Allaback, Sarah, Mission 66 Visitor Centers: The History of a Building Type. (Washington, DC: Government Printing Office, 2000).

National Historic Landmark Nomination, Quarry Visitor Center, September 1, 2000.

D. Cultural Resource Data

Property listed in the National Register as National Historic Landmark, January 3, 2001; Property listed in the National Register as part of the Dinosaur National Monument Multiple Resources Listing, 1986.

The period of significance is 1957-1958. The study of Mission 66 visitor centers (Allaback, 2000) and the National Historic Landmark nomination provided the historical context for and the substantiation of the dates of the period of significance.

Unpublished works making specific reference to the structure include the following sources, arranged chronologically:

1. "Completion Report for Visitor Center Quarry Area." 01/21/60.

2. "Contract to Repair and Remodel the Visitor Center Roof and Completion Report." RD Jeffery, Maintenance Supervisor, DINO, 08/22/60.

3. "Visitor Center Plaza Reconstruction." 08/16/62.

4. "Proposal, Investigative Studies, Adverse Settlement, Visitor Center Building. Dinosaur National Monument." Dames and Moore, Consultants in Applied Earth Sciences. 05/17/66.

5. "Report of Investigative Studies, Adverse Movement." Dames and Moore, Consultants in Applied Earth Sciences. 07/14/66.

6. "Memorandum. Proposed Emergency Repairs, Quarry Visitor Center." Chief of Maintenance, Midwest Regional Office, 12/31/66.

7. "Repairs to Visitor Center, Quarry Site." NM-DIN/2220-A. 09/06/67.

8. "Reconstruction Plaza and Entry Walks, Quarry Area. 02/69

9. "Memorandum. Facility Manager, DINO. Structural Integrity of Quarry Visitor Center." 05/21/86.

10. Memorandum. Visual Inspection of the Structural Distress in the Quarry Visitor Center. Bruce Keller, Structural Engineer, DSC. 05/04/87.

11. "Memorandum. Park briefing on Quarry Center Problems." Chief, Structural Engineering Section, DSC. 07/26/88.

12. "Memorandum. Integrity of water, sewer, and drain piping. Quarry Visitor Center." Chief, Division of Construction and Maintenance, Rocky Mountain Region, Mechanical Engineering.

13. "Memorandum. Stabilization and Repair of Three Structures." Assistant Manager, Central Team. 05/10/89.

14. "Memorandum. Closure of Quarry Visitor Center Ramp." Assistant Manager, Central Team. 05/11/89.

15. "Memorandum. Selection of Recommended Alternative for the repair of the Quarry visitor gallery deck support/south roof." Associate Regional Director, RMR. 05/23/89.

16. "Report — Mitigation of Drainage and Utility Deficiencies." DSC, DINO, and Martin & Martin. 06/07/89.

17. "Memorandum. Visitor gallery deck anchorage repair." 07/24/89.

18. "Construction Drawings. Water/Sewer Reconstruction Quarry Visitor Center." 07/02/91.

19. "Construction Drawings. Paint Visitor Center Quarry Site." 07/26/99.

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Last Updated: 13-Jan-2004