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Property Name Headquarters Administration Building
Reference Number 15000914
State California
County Santa Cruz
Town Boulder Creek
Street Address 21600 Big Basin Way
Multiple Property Submission Name National-State Park Cooperative Program and the Civilian Conservation Corps in California State Parks 1933-1942
Status Listed 12/22/2015
Areas of Significance POLITICS/GOVERNMENT, ARCHITECTURE
Link to full file http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/pdfs/15000914.pdf
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The Headquarters Administration Building is eligible for the National Register under Criteria A and C at the state level of significance in the areas of Politics/Government and Architecture. The property meets the registration requirements of The National-State Park Cooperative Program and the Civilian Conservation Corps in California State Parks 1933-1942 Multiple Property Submission. Constructed in 1936, its period of significance, the building is one of the best examples of an administrative facility constructed during this period and demonstrates an association with the public works programs that oversaw and administratively controlled the development of facilities within state parks during the period of 1933 to 1942. More specifically, it exhibits all the essential elements of planning style that were advocated by the designs and agencies that developed these programs. The Headquarters Administration Building has all the major design characteristics of the Park Rustic style including the use of native materials that show hand craftsmanship, a low horizontal massing, and unobtrusive siting. Park Rustic architecture was developed by the National Park Service to compliment the nation's natural preserves and wilderness areas by blending the natural and built environments. The property also meets the registration requirements of the Historic Resources of Big Basin Redwoods State Park Multiple Property Submission, its secondary association.

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National-State Park Cooperative Program and the Civilian Conservation Corps in California State Parks 1933-1942 https://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/64501221.htm

 

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