Park and Recreation Structures

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Princeton Architectural Press, Jun 1, 1999 - Architecture - 624 pages
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America's parks-and their architectural companion, the log cabin-hold a powerful grip on our imagination. Harkening back to a simpler time, these rustic structures serve as a reminder of America's frontier spirit, and serve as a popular source of inspiration for contemporary architecture, in everything from simple vacation homes to the mansion "lodges" favored by today's wealthy elites. This classic three-volume survey, first published in 1938 by the National Park Service, details in photographs and measured drawings the rich legacy of America's park structures. In over 500 illustrations, Park and Recreation Structures documents picnic tables, dams, drinking fountains, trail signs, storage sheds, bridges, boathouses, lodges, and inns from the glory days of park construction. Reproduced in its entirety in a single volume, this book will serve as a source of ideas, details, and imagery for architects, landscapists, gardeners, and anyone interested in America's national parks.
 

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Contents

BARRIERS WALLS AND FENCES
31
ADMINISTRATION BUILDINGS
57
SUPERINTENDENTS AND STAFF S QUARTERS
73
EQUIPMENT AND MAINTENANCE BUILDINGS
89
DRINKING FOUNTAINS AND WATER SUPPLY
103
COMFORT STATIONS AND PRIVIES
129
IN CINERATORS
151
RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL FACILITIES
1
MARKERS SHRINES AND MUSEUMS
169
HISTORICAL PRESERVATIONS AND RECONSTRUCTIONS
185
OVERNIGHT AND ORGANIZED CAMP FACILITIES
2
CABINS 17
17
LODGES INNS AND HOTELS 57
57
COMMUNITY BUILDINGS 75
75
WASHHOUSES AND LAUNDRIES
83
CAMPSTOVES 91
91

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6
PICNIC F IREPLACES 27
27
REFUSE RECEPTACLES AND PITS 41
41
CONCESSIONS AND REFECTORIES 73
73
TRAILSIDE SEATS SHELTERS AND OVERLOOKS 87
87
DAMS AND POOLS 119
119
BATHHOUSES AND DEPENDENCIES 127
127
BOATHOUSES AND DEPENDENCIES 145
145
MISCELLANEOUS SPORTS STRUCTURES
156
FURNITURE AND FURNISHINGS 99
99
CAMP LAYOUT 109
109
BRIDGES
120
CAMP ADMINISTRATION AND BASIC SERVICE FACILITIES 121
121
CAMP RECREATIONAL AND CULTURAL FACILITIES 143
143
CAMP COOKING AND DINING FACILITIES
161
CAMP SLEEPING FACILITIES
173
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About the author (1999)

Albert H. Good was the architectural consultant to the National Park Service at the time Park and Recreation Structures was originally published.

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