Parker Dam State Park - Octagonal Lodge

Parker Dam State Park off SR 153 - Penfield, PA

8-sided cabin within Parker's Dam State Park

Photos 

Photo taken by Brian Manville on October 27, 2017

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Description 

Originally built in 1933, it is damaged during the May 31, 1985 tornado that goes through Moshannon State Forest. The cabin was housing a troop of Boy Scouts at the time of the storm. Photo #8 shows the location of the cabin within the storm's path.

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on May 11, 1987
Reference number
87000044
NR name
Parker Dam State Park--Octagonal Lodge
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Octagonal Log Cabin
Areas of significance
Landscape Architecture; Conservation; Politics/Government; Architecture; Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Outdoor recreation; Hotel
Current functions
Hotel; Outdoor recreation
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1933; 1941

Update Log 

  • October 28, 2017: Updated by Brian Manville: Added photographs and description.
  • October 28, 2017: New photos from Brian Manville

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