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  • O'Bannon Woods State Park Shelter House - Corydon IN
    Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laborers completed the shelter house in 1935. The structure is classified as parks rustic.
  • O'Bannon Woods State Park Shelter House - Corydon IN
    Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) laborers completed the shelter house that overlooks the Ohio River. The shelter is classified as parks rustic.
  • Olathe Memorial Cemetery Shelter House / Chapel - Olathe KS
    The Shelter House/Chapel was constructed with native limestone in 1937 as part of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) project and renovated in 1984. The one-story, asymmetrical Mission-style chapel now houses the cemetery office. Oriented west, the building features an L-shaped footprint. The facade, located on the west elevation, has a parapet roof with a bell tower capped with brick trim. Two angel sculptures sit on each side of the bell tower. Two replacement doors are centered at this elevation. An opening with a replacement window also is located at the main elevation near the southwest corner of the chapel. An...
  • Orchard Beach State Park - Manistee MI
    "Orchard Beach State Park is located on the shore of Lake Michigan, two miles north of the center of Manistee. The park's 211 acres are split by M-110 and it is the portion west of the highway, comprising 57 acres, that is included in this nomination. This section is one-quarter of a mile wide at its widest point, one-half of a mile long and has 3000 feet of shoreline. The park's terrain is gently rolling and sparsely wooded with a steep bluff overlooking Lake Michigan. Many trees and shrubs planted by the CCC are still growing within the park, as...
  • Ostrander Ski Hut - Yosemite National Park CA
    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the Ostrander Ski Hut in 1941.  The ski hut is a two-story stone structure, in the classic National Park rustic style. It was built  for cross-country skiers, meant to be part of a larger system of winter trails and huts along the Sierra Crest that never were developed. The hut sits in a small glacial cirque at the edge of Ostrander Lake. Very basic overnight accommodations and cooking facilities are available at the hut. It sleeps 25 people and has bunks, mattresses, wood stove, a kitchen with a gas stove for cooking and assorted pots...
  • Otis Park Privy - Bedford IN
    Made of small, flat stone, and featuring a flat wood door, it was constructed by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in 1937.
  • Otis Park Shelter House - Bedford IN
    Works Progress Administration (WPA) stone construction and chimneys, gable, full width front porch, stone supports, gabled entry,  flat windows. Constructed in 1937.
  • Otter River State Forest - Baldwinville MA
    According to the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, “After the state acquired the land, it was reforested with groves of pines which were planted by the Civilian Conservation Corps in the 1930s. The CCC also built the first campground sites in the area.”  
  • Ouabache State Park - Bluffton IN
    CCC Camp #1592 did extensive work in Ouabache State Park, including, among other things, building shelters and the Kunkel Lake. Today, the park offers a tour of CCC structures. In 2014, a new statue commemorating the CCC was installed in the park.
  • Ouabache State Park Rustic Oak Shelters - Harrison IN
    These shelters were constructed by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC), designed  in park rustic style by Denzel Doggett. One was constructed in 1933, the other between 1935 and 1936.
  • Ouabache State Park Trails End Shelter - Harrison IN
    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) completed this structure in 1935, under the supervision of Denzel Doggett. In consists of stone support piers, a post, and beam walls. The CCC designed and constructed the shelter with park rustic style.
  • Overlook Park Shelter and Comfort Station - Portland OR
    Acquired by the City of Portland in 1930, the ten-acre Overlook Park required improvements during the Depression years if it were to serve adequately the north Portland Overlook neighborhood, which had reached full development during the 1920s real estate boom. The site sits in a ravine and on  a former garbage dump; additional fill was added over several years to level the area. By 1937, the process of settling was complete and the park was prepared for more extensive development. In 1938, Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers undertook the largest and most significant part of the park plan – the Shelter...
  • Overlook Shelter on Brian Head Peak - Dixie National Forest UT
    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built the Overlook shelter on Brian Head Peak in the Dixie National Forest in 1935.  The rustic stone shelter at 11,300 feet provides a panoramic view of the Cedar Breaks, which were declared a national monument by President Franklin Roosevelt in 1933.  The CCC team also built the road up to the overlook. A CCC camp had been established at Zion National Park in 1933, and in 1934 the CCC set up a 'stub camp' (closed in the winter months) at Cedar Breaks. In 1935, work teams were sent into Dixie National Forest where they worked...
  • Owl's Head Mountain - Peacham VT
    The Owl's Head summit is one of the areas in Groton State Park developed by the CCC: "In 1933, CCC Company 146 from Rhode Island was stationed along the road to Osmore Pond. Approximately ¾ mile from the campground on the left, you will see the remains of a stone fence at the entrance to the camp, the Recreation Hall chimney, and cellar holes. Company 146 was responsible for building structures at New Discovery, Osmore Pond, Owl’s Head, and Kettle Pond... A stone fire tower built in 1935 is the highlight at the summit . As you are hiking to the summit,...
  • P.H. Hoeft State Park - Rogers City MI
    The CCC did extensive work in the park, including building a day use area and an impressive log and stone picnic pavilion on the shores of Lake Huron.
  • Park Development - Barre VT
    The municipal park at the end of Mill Street, alongside Parkside Terrace, in Barre, Vermont, was developed and improved with the assistance of federal funds and labor in 1934. According to a town report work attributable in part to the Federal/Vermont Emergency Relief Administration included: n addition to the cement pier being built at the swimming pool, the construction of a third tennis court, equipping same, and painting the bath houses. ... rom V. E. R. A. funds, the City Street Department greatly improved the approach to the field by working and graveling Mill Street, thus making easy and safe access...
  • Park Shelter - Hubbard IA
    This stone park shelter in the small town of Hubbard, Iowa, was built by the WPA in 1939.
  • Park Shelter #1 - West Salem, WI
    Located in Veterans Memorial Campground, Shelter #1 was a combined effort between La Crosse County and the WPA. It's 1937 stone structure is in amazing shape as it is maintained by the county. It sits across the campground drive from a static tank display and a memorial sign. The shingled roof is in fine condition as well.
  • Parker Meadows Shelter - Butte Falls OR
    Built in 1936 by the Civilian Conservation Corps company quartered at Camp South Fork, the Parker Meadows Shelter is typical of "rustic" style trail shelters or fire guard shelters constructed on the National Forest during the period. Constructed along an important Forest road, the shelter was intended for recreational purposes and associated with a nearby campground. The shelter was open for use by anyone and probably contained a fire-tool cache in a locked box, for potential fire emergency use (LaLande, August 4, 1999). Records of CCC activity associated with Camp South Fork refer to five man-months of labor at Parker Meadows...
  • Patapsco Valley State Park - Ellicott City MD
    "Conservation efforts began in the river valley in 1907 when the Patapsco State Forest Reserve was established. During the Depression years of the 1930s, President Franklin D. Roosevelt's Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) planted trees and built trails, picnic areas, campsites and handsome cut-stone pavilions to improve what had by then become "Patapsco State Park". Company 356 of the Civilian Conservation Corps made its encampment near Lost Lake at Camp Tydings in the Avalon Area. The CCC built the stone picnic shelters in Orange Grove and Glen Artney (not visible from the river). The CCC was also responsible for planting trees in...
  • Pattison State Park - Superior WI
    In 1936, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) set up camp at Pattison State Park in Superior, Wisconsin. Pattison State Park was named for Martin Pattison, a wealthy Superiorite who had purchased the land in 1918 and gave it to the state in order to preserve its resources. The land became a state park in 1920. At Camp Pattison, the Corpsmen of Company 3663 would improve the park from a miniscule natural area to the expansive work of conservation it is today. During its construction, the men of Camp Pattison transformed the park by clearing out and building trails and bridges, renovating...
  • Pear Lake Winter Hut - Sequoia and Kings Canyon National Parks CA
    The Pear Lake Winter Hut was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1939-41 as a ranger station for Sequoia National Park.  It now serves as a ranger station in the summer and as a ski hut for backcountry skiers in winter.  The hut is 17' x 30' and constructed of stone in the national park rustic style.  The steeply pitched gable roof is supported by a framework of log rafters and brackets, with a shake roof.  A gable covers the second-story balcony and a rear gable is covered with board and batten. It sleeps ten people. The Peak Lake Winter...
  • Pere Marquette State Park - Grafton IL
    "In the 1930s, with the advent of the Great Depression and with the nation’s natural resources in jeopardy due to poor environmental practices, the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) was created. At Pere Marquette, the CCC built many buildings and shelters, fences, bridges, water reservoirs, foot and horse trails, riprap and streambank protection. Work was also done to create parking areas, campgrounds, and the clearing of overlooks and vistas. In addition, archeological and other types of surveying activities were conducted. Many of these CCC structures are still standing."   (https://www.greatriverroad.com) The heart of the park is the massive, CCC built Pere Marquette Lodge...
  • Perrot State Park - Trempealeau WI
    "Perrot State Park is a state park in Wisconsin's Driftless Area at the confluence of the Trempealeau and Mississippi Rivers. The 1,270-acre (514 ha) park features spectacular views of steep limestone bluffs and the river valleys." CCC work: roads, campground, picnic facilities, trails, shelter
  • Peter Pan Park Structures - Emporia KS
    Many of the structures in Emporia's Peter Pan Park--including benches, trellises, walls, and a monkey island (!)--were constructed with funds and labor provided by the Works Progress Administration (WPA).
  • Pike State Forest Shelter House - Winslow IN
    Administration (WPA) completed the shelter house in 1940. The structure is classified as parks rustic.
  • Pokagon State Park Development - Angola IN
    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) developed Pokagon State Park into a fully-fledged recreational park in the 1930s, planting thousands of trees, building trails, establishing a group camp, and constructing park buildings, including a gatehouse, bath house (with beach), saddle barn, two-story shelter house, and more. CCC Company 556 occupied Camp SP-7 at Pokagon from 1934 until 1942. To enhance the outdoors experience, projects exhibited designs that were rustic and harmonious with their surroundings, using native materials and adhering to guidelines established through the National Park Service. Pokagon has been home to the longest running annual CCC reunion in the country and continues the...
  • Pokagon State Park: CCC Shelter House - Angola IN
    The Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) built a shelter house at Pokagon State Park, Angola, Indiana, in 1935.  It was originally known as the Combination Shelter (for a concession stand and picnic shelter) and is now popularly known as the CCC Shelter House.   The two-story, stone-and-timber structure is built into the hillside overlooking the main beach. It contains two massive stone fireplaces, the one on the north with openings on two levels. The style of the CCC shelter house is classified as Parks Rustic.   In 1975, a commemorative plaque on a stone pedestal was dedicated to CCC Company 556, which did the construction....
  • Pokagon State Park: Spring Shelter - Angola IN
    The Spring Shelter at Pokagon State Park was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) in 1937-38.  Originally conceived as a trailside shelter next to a natural spring, the Spring Shelter was built of hewn logs.  Originally, the shelter was also used as an overnight cabin. The style of the building is classified as Parks Rustic. Substantial CCC stone work also enhanced the appearance and accessibility of the artesian well beside the shelter.  The Spring Shelter is not marked as CCC, but there is now a CCC Pocket Museum with exhibits in the old gatehouse and the Nature Center has an exhibit that...
  • Poland Municipal Forest (Improvements) - Poland OH
    According to the park's website: "1940 Jack Zedaker leads boys from the National Youth Administration in building two shelter houses (Zedaker Pavilion and the Shelter House at “Indian Spring” near Gutknecht Entrance), four footbridges, planting of trees, construction of trail markers, improvements to trails, and the creation of a parking area. 18,000 maple trees planted, 50,000 willows along Yellow Creek for erosion control."
  • Ponca State Park - Ponca NE
    The CCC conducted extensive work at Ponca State Park. From the University of Nebraska-Lincoln "Virtual Nebraska" database: "Over the years the Missouri River moved at will. Eventually the town was no longer "a port." In 1934 the American Legion raised money to purchase 220 acres along the river for a park. Over 2,000 people attended the dedication. The CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) built roads, buildings, two shelter houses, and transplanted 5,400 shrubs and trees. In the years that followed cabins were built and electric lights installed. The ferry boat, docked at the Bigley ravine, made regular trips across the river...
  • Prospect Hill Park Improvements: Boy Scout Lean-Tos - Waltham MA
    Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) funded improvements at Prospect Hill Park in Waltham MA. The Boy Scout Lean-Tos were built in 1935 with FERA funds. The original park was founded in 1893.
  • Prospect Hill Park Improvements: North Gate - Waltham MA
    Federal Emergency Relief Administration (FERA) funded improvements at Prospect Hill Park in Waltham MA. The North Gate was built in 1935.
  • Rice Island Park Shelter - Corydon IN
    The Works Progress Administration built a shelter in Rice Island park in Corydon IN. This event center was created on former school athletic fields.
  • Robbers Cave State Park - Wilburton OK
    The Civilian Conservation Corps built recreation facilities at the Robber's Cave State Park. "Located four miles north of Wilburton on State Highway 2, Robbers Cave State Park, originally Latimer State Park (name changed in 1936), encompasses more than eight thousand acres and includes three lakes and many tourist amenities... In 1933 Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) Company 1825 was organized and located at the state game preserve. In 1935, under the supervision of the National Parks Service, the State Parks Division took control of the area. Between 1935 and 1941 CCC Company 1825 built a bathhouse, cabins, trails, group camps, shelters, and roads....
  • Rocky Neck Park Pavilion - East Lyme CT
    The WPA was involved with development projects in Rocky Neck as well as other Connecticut state parks. The "356-foot long Rocky Neck Park Pavilion was the largest of all Depression-era Works Progress Administration public works projects constructed in Connecticut."   (lcweb2.loc.gov) "The 710-acre Rocky Neck State Park was acquired by the State of Connecticut because a group of conservationists, using their personal funds, secured the land in 1931. The State Legislature subsequently authorized its purchase. The WPA then improved the park land for public access and constructed the park buildings. ...The shelter (pavilion) is located on top of a bluff with great views...
  • Roman Nose State Park - Watonga OK
    Roman Nose State Park was created with extensive CCC work from 1935 to 1937. From Wayfinding.com: Henry Caruthers Roman Nose was a chief of the southern Cheyenne. Born in 1856, this 600 acres was his federal allotment. He lived here from 1887 until his death in 1917. This is a canyon with bluffs overlooking ancient mesas. Company 2819 of the Civilian Conservation Corps labored to make this area a beautiful sight. Work began on September 10, 1935 and the park was opened on May 16, 1937. The park is located on rolling hills, with gypsum bluffs. Throughout the park, stonework can be...
  • Savoy Mountain State Forest - Florida MA
    The CCC worked to develop Savoy Mountain State Forest during the 1930s. From the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs: "Savoy Mountain State Forest was created in 1918 with the purchase of 1,000 acres of this abandoned farmland. During the 1930s the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) reforested much of this area with Norway and Blue Spruce, and built new concrete dams at Bog, Burnett and Tannery Pond to replace older dams."
  • Scarborough Beach Bathing Pavilion - Narragansett RI
    The WPA built a bathing pavilion at Scarborough Beach. The precise location of the structure, if it remains, is unclear.
  • Scenic State Park - Bigfork MN
    "Scenic State Park CCC/Rustic Style historic resources are located in two historic districts that include a public use area and service yard. The park contains ten contributing buildings and structures built among stands of virgin Norway and white pine on the shores of Coon and Sandwick Lakes. Architects for the park buildings were from the National Park Service... Scenic State Park was the first in the state to provide a complete range of recreational facilities developed by the Civilian Conservation Corps. The park’s Rustic Style buildings represent a remarkable collection of log structures that received considerable acclaim from the National Park...
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