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Northeast Entry Station (1935)

This remarkable example of rustic architecture nearly remains in original condition and is considered one of the most ambitious entry stations constructed within the National Park Service. The entrance station served several purposes: collecting fees and counting visitors; establishing the presence of the NPS for the visitor; and defining a sense of place and identity for the park. The one-story log structure followed detailed building specifications to produce excellent log work on both the exterior and interior. The floor plan consists of a central main office flanked by covered roadways and storerooms. The intersecting gable roofs are covered with wood shingles, and exterior trim painted a forest green to compliment the building's setting.1

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Photograph by Laura Soulliere, 1995.

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