Name and Number of Structure:
Norris Soldier Station is Building No. 111 on the Yellowstone Register, and is classified as a CC Structure in the Historic Structures Inventory.
Realistic Estimate of the Cost of Proposed Construction Activity:
The estimate of $20,020 covers the restoration-construction costs of the one building. A revised P.C.P. follows the estimate.
Norris Soldier Station Estimate
STATEMENT OF MANAGEMENT'S REQUIREMENTS, PROPOSED WORK, AND ITS RELATIONSHIP TO OTHER FACETS OF THE PARK PROGRAM. (Provide detail data for "Management Information" on Form 10-411a, Supplemental Sheet and attach.)
Restoration of the Norris Soldier Station, including structural repairs, and the extraordinary professional supervision necessary in rehabilitation and restoration of an historic structure. The Soldier Station building is 23 x 67 feet with a wing 16 x 36 ft; floor area 1,877 sq. ft. and volume of 16,928 cu. ft.
Soldier Station building is a log frame on a concrete foundation, lumber finished and with a wood-shingle roof.
Its restoration is necessary to preserve the last unaltered Soldier Station, and to furnish it and provide for a meaningful interpretation of the structure and the Army Patrol system in Yellowstone National Park, as it was 1909-1918. See, "Report on Historical Structures at Yellowstone National Park," by Ray H. Mattison, September 1960; and, "Historic Structures Report - Norris Soldier Station," by Aubrey L. Haines, February 1961 and Historic Structures Report October 1966
LOCATION WITHIN AREA OF TERMINI: Norris Campround
PARK: Yellowstone National Park
BLDG. OR RT.# AND SEC.: Bldg. #111
PROJECT: Reconstruction of Norris Soldier Station, County: Yellowstone, State: Wyoming
PCP INDEX NO.: B-374-2
CLASS (B) Estimate based on preliminary plans
Summary of Architectural Evidence in Historical Data
1901. Post Commander Pitcher designs a new T-shaped station for Norris, having separate rooms for officers and teamsters. (Pp. 25-26; Plate 1)
1908. Existing (third) Norris Soldier Station erected, generally following Picher's plan. Visitor refers to kitchen and verandah in new stucture. (P. 30)
As-built plans and description of new station. (Pp. 31-32; Plate 2)
1911. Condition of station. Rechinking and window panes needed. Repairs undertaken. Lacks fire protection. Reference to root cellar inside. Number of occupants. (Pp. 33-34)
1915. Canteen in building. (P. 36)
1916. NPS rangers take over station, temporarily. (P. 37)
1918-19. General repairs made. Interior and windows painted. Glass set. Kitchen chimney and fireplace repaired. (Pp. 38-39)
1959. Earthquake damage to chimneys and fireplace. (P. 39)
Present condition. (Pp. 39-40)
Last Updated: 21-Sep-2009