National Register of Historic Places

String Lake Comfort Station

Grand Teton National Park

Date Added to Register

Monday, April 23, 1990

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The String Lake Comfort Station is significant because it represents the National Park Service rustic style of architecture of the 1930s at Grand Teton National Park. It is one of three examples of this particular building type in the Park. The comfort station was built during the period 1934-1939 by either the Public Works Administration or the Civilian Conservation Corps for the National Park Service using Service developed plans for natural parks. Before its move to its present location the comfort station was located closer to the Jenny Lake Ranger Station, the main point of visitor contact at Grand Teton National Park until completion of the newer headquarters complex at Moose, Wyoming. The comfort station follows the practices typical of depression era rustic architecture as expressed in Grand Teton and other western parks.

Department of State Parks & Cultural Resources