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Rocky Mountain National Park Administration Building

Estes Park, Colorado
County of Larimer.
State Highway 36
National Register Number: 01000069
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Government Building: Federal. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: CO-4 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: www.nps.gov/romo; 970-586-1206.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - January 3, 2001):
Park visitor centers were the central planning and design element of the National Park Service's Mission 66 program. The Rocky Mountain National Park Administration Building (1967) was one of the most important commissions (other than those initiated by Wright himself) for Taliesen Associated Architects in the early years of the firm, during the critical time following Frank Lloyd WrightÂ’s death in 1959. This building further legitimized the use of modern architecture in the parks. It was a powerful and influential example of how modern construction techniques and architectural style could be appropriate and successful for national park development.

Overall, the building (aka Beaver Meadows Headquarters and Visitor Center) is in good condition.

There are no changes since the last reporting period.

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