By Harvey H. Kaiser
For greater than a century, the nationwide Park carrier, deepest members, and small companies have built a spread ofstructures on America's nationwide parklands. a few have been guided via the architectural variety of the day, whereas others seemed to the encircling panorama for thought. In The nationwide Park structure Sourcebook, architect and longtime protection suggest Harvey H. Kaiser takes readers on an architectural travel of the amazing number of man-made buildings that dot the landscapes of those fabulous mountains, valleys, deserts, and coastlines.
Organized by way of quarter, The nationwide Park structure Sourcebook is exclusive and complete guidebook to America's most important old park-based architectural treasures. Kaiser leads readers past the country inns ofYellowstone and Yosemite present in ordinary consultant books to these specific locations the place historical past, shape, and traditional beautyhave mixed to create moments of architectural magic or enduring symbols of patriotism and heroic motion equivalent to theStatue of Liberty, Mount Rushmore, the Lincoln Memorial, fortress Sumter, and the USS Arizona. mixing evidence, anecdotes,and own observations in response to many millions of miles of commute, Kaiser inspires the spirit of those locations whereas delivering a pretty good knowing of why nationwide park structure occupies an important and distinct position in American background. in a single available, attractive, and easy-to-use quantity, readers can locate historic context, instructions, actual details, and succinct architectural descriptions for greater than 2 hundred areas of curiosity around the U.S. Designed in a handy paperback layout, this guidebook is a useful source for the tourist, layout expert, pupil, or an individual drawn to studying extra in regards to the ancient architectural treasures of our nationwide park approach.
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Within firebreaks and the cleared area between the internee housing and perimeter fence, there were victory gardens and fruit trees restored from neglect after the pre-war town of Manzanar was abandoned. A five-strand, barbed-wire fence and eight guard towers surrounded the area. Large-scale farming and a chicken farm were located outside the perimeter security fence. Today the site contains three historic structures: a military police sentry post, an internal police post, and the auditorium/gymnasium.
A tour of historical architecture in Yosemite Valley follows the one-way road pattern along the path of the meandering Merced River and the head-craning views of 3,000-foot El Capitan. On the right in a grassy meadow, the New England-style, 250-seat Yosemite Valley Chapel was built in 1879, and remodeled and moved in 1901. The building was acquired by the National Park Service (NPS) in 1927 and completely restored in 1982. The original structure consisted of a single room 26 by 50 feet, with a stone foundation, exterior board-and-batten walls painted dark brown with light trim, a shingle roof, bell tower, and steeple.
At Wawona, two attractions for the visitor are the Wawona Hotel and Pioneer Yosemite History Center. The Wawona Hotel is the oldest resort complex in the National Park System; the first building opening in 1876. Today’s charming, sevenbuilding complex of two-story white-clapboard clad structures with porches, verandahs, and Victorian trim recall an earlier era of travel that offers a quiet reflective setting after the titanic drama of Yosemite Valley. Constructed over a period of forty years, the architecture is of less interest than the integrity of the whole complex.