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Centennial Work Center



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The Centennial Work Center is located on the eastern slopes of the Medicine Bow Mountain Range. It was originally built as a remote ranger station and converted into a work center when the Centennial Ranger District was consolidated with the Pole Mountain and Foxpark Ranger Districts into the Laramie Ranger District and headquartered in Laramie.

The USDA Forest Service facility has three contributory historic buildings built from 1938 to 1940 including an Office/Dwelling, Dwelling, and a Shop/Garage. The Centennial Work Center is significant for its association with expansion of Forest Service administration from custodial superintendence to active resource management. Built by the Civilian Conservation Corps, it reflects the contribution of this Federal Works program to the expansion of Forest Service resource management during the 1930s. It is also significant because it embodies a distinctive style of architecture developed by the Forest Service during the Depression era. The use of standard plans was typical of remote Forest Service installations and the log building style conformed well with the forested surroundings.



Date Added to Register:
Monday, April 11, 1994
Near Centennial
Albany County
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