Tuolumne Meadows Visitor Center (former) – Yosemite National Park CA

Description

The Tuolumne Meadows Visitors Center was originally built by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) as a road crew camp mess hall in 1934.  Around 1980,  the National Park Service converted the building to a Visitors Center, replacing an older one in the original “contact station” at Tuolumne Meadows campground.

This building is a good example of National Park Service rustic park architecture of the 1930’s. It was constructed with native materials to blend with the environment, and reflects hand crafted techniques. It is on the National Register of Historic Places.

As of 2022, a new Visitors Center is under construction nearby and the old Road Crew Camp building will have to find a new use.

 

Source notes

 John Broesamle book manuscript and interview, 2022.

Linda Greene, Yosemite: The Park and its Resources (1987). https://www.yosemite.ca.us/library/yosemite_resources/recent_years.html

NPS List of Classified Structures - http://www.hscl.cr.nps.gov/insidenps/report.asp?STATE=CA&PARK=YOSE&STRUCTURE=&SORT=&RECORDNO=268

Project originally submitted by Douglas Dodd on March 22, 2009.
Additional contributions by John Broesomele.

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Location Info


Highway 120
Yosemite National Park, CA 95389

Coordinates: 37.871633, -119.374523

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