National Register of Historic Places

Keystone Work Center

Albany County

Date Added to Register

Monday, April 11, 1994

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The Keystone Work Center is located in the Little Beaver Creek drainage on the southeastern slopes of the Medicine Bow Range in southern Wyoming. It was originally built as a remote ranger station and converted into a work center when the Keystone Ranger District was discontinued. The USDA Forest Service facility has four contributory historic buildings built from 1937 to 1947. Present at the site are an Office/Dwelling, Dwelling, Shop/Garage, and a Flammable Storage shed. The property is a good example of a Forest Service ranger station built during the Depression era. With the exception of the Dwelling, it was built by the Civilian Conservation Corps and reflects the contribution of this Federal Works program to the expansion of the Forest Service resource management during the 1930s. It also embodies a distinctive style of architecture developed by the Forest Service during the Depression era.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources