Bluemont Youth Cabin
The Bluemont Youth Cabin, also known as the Goodnow Park Cabin, is located in Goodnow Park at the base of Bluemont Hill at the north edge of Manhattan's historic Ward 3 neighborhood in a wooded park setting. The cabin site is distinguished by a series of native limestone retaining walls and steps that access the sloping site and the cabin. The two-story cabin is random-coursed limestone with a side-facing gable roof of wood shingles. A large stone chimney in the center of the east facade corresponds to fireplaces on the east wall of interior rooms on each floor. Paired window openings flank the raised entry in the center of the south/front facade. Six-over-six double-hung window sashes have been removed and the openings shuttered in attempt to discourage vandalism. The interior is generally one large open room on each floor with a large fireplace on the east wall. Perimeter walls retain the original plaster finish with simple squared returns at window openings. A reconstructed wood stairway provides interior access between the two floors. The lower level has exterior access at the south end of the west facade. Constructed in 1938 through the National Youth Administration, a federal New Deal program, the cabin retains a significant level of historic integrity clearly conveying its original New Deal-era rustic design.
Posted to the NRHP 1-8-2104