Interpretive markers were the feature encountered most often in the report.

Research Findings and Facts

•  All sites with pre-1961 structures identified

•  102 properties inventoried

•  56 sites and one historic district determined eligible for the National Register under the Roadside Development context

•  Six more sites were already listed on the National Register under different contexts

•  Arthur Nichols designed 41 of the 102 inventoried properties. Another 21 have been attributed to Nichols by the historic roadside facilities study

•  Majority of properties inspired by the National Park Service Rustic style

•  Oldest property in the study built in 1889

•  Youngest properties in the study built between 1960-1969

•  68 properties in the study built during the New Deal

•  WPA believed to have built the greatest number of properties: 23

•  Inventory documented 43 separate types of features

•  Feature encountered most often was interpretive marker: 64 properties

•  Highway 100 ( Lilac Drive ) was the state's first 4-lane highway with controlled access and the first cloverleaf interchange

•  In 1935 alone, Highway 100 employed between 2,500 and 3,000 men

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