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Dataset: Great Smoky Mountains National Park Historic Buildings and Structures
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Updated 11 Nov 2021

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A historic building is listed in or eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places. The National Historic Preservation Act of 1967 requires the National Park Service to nominate resources for listing. In order to be eligible for listing, a building must be significant to our history--in architecture, archaeology, engineering, or culture. Buildings must convey a sense of time and place. Generally, they must also be at least 50 years old. Park buildings are generally listed in the National Register because of their architectural significance or their association with ranching and tourism in the region. Most of the park's buildings are rustic in style. The first director of the NPS, Stephen Mather, advocated rustic design within parks as early as 1918 believing that buildings should blend with their natural surroundings. With wood shingle roofs, log framing, stone foundations, exposed rafter tails, and dark-stained siding, many buildings within Great Smoky Mountains Nati...

Dataset:Great Smoky Mountains National Park Historic Buildings and Structures
Provider:Department of the Interior
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Country:United States of America

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