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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Hoodoo Warden Cabin is situated on the North Boundary Trail in a meadow surrounded by coniferous forest in Jasper National Park of Canada. The building is a single-storey log construction with a rectangular plan, a gabled roof and a log-framed open porch. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
The Hoodoo Warden Cabin is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building because of its historical associations, and its architectural and environmental values.
The Hoodoo Warden Cabin is one of the earliest cabins in the park and is a useful example of a building designed as a park warden patrol cabin. It is also associated with the ideals of protecting and enhancing designated wilderness areas for the pleasure and benefit of the Canadian people.
The Hoodoo Warden Cabin is a good example of a structure utilitarian in design and rustic in character. It reflects the aesthetics favoured by National Parks in the west during the early to mid 20th century. It is a good functional structure built to reflect its picturesque setting and exhibits good quality construction.
The Hoodoo Warden Cabin maintains its historic relationship with its natural surroundings and is familiar to wardens and hikers within the park. The relationship of the cabin to the wood shed, the meadow, and the surrounding forest is an important aspect of the overall setting.
Source: Hoodoo Warden Cabin, North Boundary Trail, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Heritage Character Statement 97-085.
The following character-defining elements of the Hoodoo Warden Cabin should be respected.
Its rustic style and good craftsmanship and materials as manifested in:
- the simple low massing of the one-storey structure;
- the rectangular plan and the metal covered gable roof;
- the open porch projecting from the front;
- the wood siding, finished in red-brown paint with light trim;
- the functional window shutters.
The manner in which the Hoodoo Warden Cabin is compatible with the picturesque mountain park setting of Jasper National Park of Canada as evidenced in:
- the ongoing relationship of the cabin to the wood shed, the meadow, and the surrounding forest is an important aspect of the overall setting.
Government of Canada
Treasury Board Heritage Buildings Policy
Recognized Federal Heritage Building
Theme - Category and Type
Function - Category and Type
- Recreation Centre
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
National Historic Sites Directorate, Documentation Centre, 5th Floor, Room 89, 25 Eddy Street, Gatineau, Quebec
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