Jackson-Washington State Forest Oven Shelter Picnic Area – Brownstown IN

Description

The Civilian Conservation Corps built the Oven Shelter in the Jackson-Washington State Forest in Indiana in 1934. “This oven shelter in Jackson-Washington State Forest, featuring two fireplaces ovens and grills, was a typical New Deal-era structure in picnic groves.  The entire picnic grove is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.”

Hipped roof, wood shingles. Oak grove planting is part of site- uniform age. 2 hiking trails start from the site. Unusually intact picnic grove with all usual elements.

Source notes

DNR Historic Site and Structures Inventory; Department of Conservation Annual Reports 1930-1938. This state forest New Deal structure was recorded as part of a 1995-96, multiple-property documentation prepared by Glory-June Greiff for the Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology.

Project originally submitted by Indiana DNR, Division of Historic Preservation and Archaeology on September 14, 2015.
Additional contributions by Glory-June Greiff.

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Location Info


Jackson-Washington State Forest
Brownstown, IN 47220

Coordinates: 38.716649, -86.027462

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