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Property Name Horace M. Albright Training Center
Reference Number 13000784
State Arizona
County Coconino
Town Grand Canyon
Street Address Albright Avenue and Center Road
Multiple Property Submission Name N/A
Status Listed 9/30/2013
Areas of Significance Education, Community Planning and Development, Architecture
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The Horace M. Albright Training Center campus is significant under Criterion A for its funding and construction during the National Park Service's Mission 66 construction program. Though it has many attributes of the Modernist style era that were reflected in the construction of vi.sitor centers, it is a unique complex that was built specifically for training Park Service employees to meet the new needs of ranger activities associated with the expansion of facilities in the parks. As such it meets Criterion C for its Modernist style architecture that is characteristic of the Mission 66 era. The campus was primarily designed by National Park Service Architect Cecil J. Doty, who was a leader in Park Service modernism and was responsible for many of the best designs of visitor centers and other structures throughout the parks in the western states during the Mission 66 program. The complex is significant at the state level.


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