Austin Pass Warming Hut

Also known as: USFS No. CR06-05-03-13
SE of Bagley Lakes, Mt. Baker--Snoqualmie NF, Glacier, Washington

Photos 

September, 1988. OVERVIEW OF WARMING HUT, LOOKING NORTH, FROM WASHINGTON HIGHWAY 542. TERMINAL LAKE IN FOREGROUND.

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

The Austin Pass Warming Hut is associated with Federal efforts to promote the welfare of the American people, as a result of its construction by the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC). Constructed in 1940, it was the last major project of Washington Junior Company 2915, based at Camp F-12 near Glacier. The Warming Hut is also an excellent example of the Pacific Northwest Region rustic architectural style. Although not an administrative site, the Warming Hut shares many of the attributes of Depression-era administrative site design identified by Gail Throop (1983: 125-127): irregular plan, roof and porch projections, intersecting gables, dormers, multi-paned windows and variations in exterior texture. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on December 21, 1990
Reference number
90001866
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Rustic
Areas of significance
Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Sport facility
Current function
Institutional housing
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant year
1940
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Non-contributing structures: 4

Update Log 

  • June 2, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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