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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Little Heaven Warden Patrol Cabin is situated among coniferous trees at the edge of a grass clearing overlooking a valley. The structure is a simple, rectangular, one-storey log structure of horizontally laid logs with saddle notched corners. It has a gable roof and a log framed open porch supported by posts at the gable end. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
Little Heaven Warden Patrol Cabin is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building because of its historical associations, and its architectural and environmental values.
Little Heaven Warden Patrol Cabin is a useful example of a building associated with the park program of constructing a series of outposts for use by boundary patrols of the Warden Service, to control poaching and visitor activities. It is linked to historic travel routes and to the intersection of important trails through the park. It is also associated with the ideals of protecting and enhancing designated wilderness areas for the pleasure and benefit of the Canadian people.
Little Heaven Warden Patrol 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 also a good functional structure.
Little Heaven Warden Patrol Cabin is situated among coniferous trees at the edge of a grassed clearing overlooking a valley on the North Boundary Trail. It maintains this relationship, and reinforces the character of its mountain park setting. It is familiar to wardens and hikers within the park.
Little Heaven Warden Patrol Cabin, Banff National Park, Banff, Alberta, Heritage Character Statement 97-085.
The character-defining elements of the Little Heaven Warden Patrol Cabin should be respected.
Its Rustic style and very good quality materials and craftsmanship as manifested in:
- the simple form and massing of the rectangular, one-storey log structure.
- the walls of peeled 8-10 inch logs, horizontally laid and saddle notched at the corners;
- the gable roof and log framed open porch with trussed-purlin supports and posts at the gable end;
- the three windows and one door of simple wooden components;
- the stone foundation which incorporates log support for the front deck.
The manner in which Little Heaven Warden Patrol Cabin reinforces the picturesque mountain park setting of Banff National Park.
Government of Canada
Treasury Board Heritage Buildings Policy
Recognized Federal Heritage Building
Theme - Category and Type
Function - Category and Type
- Single Dwelling
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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