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Jacob Lake Ranger Station

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NRHP Reference #  87001151
Year built  1910
Nearest city  Jacob Lake
Area  6,900 m²
Added to NRHP  13 July 1987
Jacob Lake Ranger Station

The Jacob Lake Ranger Station is a U.S. Forest Service ranger station in the community of Jacob Lake, Arizona. Jacob Lake is at a road junction leading to the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, making the ranger station a major contact point for visitors to Kaibab National Forest until the construction of the Kaibab Plateau Visitor Center. The ranger station comprises a wood-framed cabin and a barn, both adjoining a fenced pasture that surrounds Jacob Lake. The complex was built by the Forest Service in 1910.

Description

The cabin is a 24-foot (7.3 m) by 32-foot (9.8 m) wood-framed structure, resting on a limestone foundation. The walls are clad with board-and-batten siding, and the roof is covered with wood shakes, the only surviving board-and-batten cabin in Kaibab National Forest. The long elevation faces Jacob Lake with a shed-roofed porch across the entire side, formerly enclosed, but now restored to its original open configuration. The interior has two rooms, a kitchen and a bedroom, entered by individual doors from the porch.

The barn is a 1-1/2 story frame structure with board-and-batten siding on a concrete foundation. The roof slopes saltbox fashion from 1-1/2 stories at the front to one story at the back.

The Jacob Lake Ranger Station was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 13, 1987.

References

Jacob Lake Ranger Station Wikipedia


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