Jacques Lake Warden Cabin Tack Shed
Remise du chalet des gardes de Jacques Lake
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Listed on the Canadian Register:
Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
Jacques Lake Warden Cabin Tack Shed is situated in a clearing on the north side of Jacques Lake. It is immediately north of the Warden Cabin and adjacent to a day corral. The rectangular, one-storey peeled log construction is in the Rustic Style. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
Jacques Lake Warden Cabin Tack Shed is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building because of its historical associations, and its architectural and environmental values:
Jacques Lake Warden Cabin Tack Shed is a convenient example of a support structure for the Warden Cabin. The shed is also a storage facility for the adjacent corral and is associated with the horse patrols conducted by the Warden Service to control poaching and visitor activities. It is a rare example of a structure associated with the horse patrols conducted by the wardens.
Jacques Lake Warden Cabin Tack Shed is a good example of a structure that is utilitarian in design and rustic in character. The building also 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 mountain park setting.
Jacques Lake Warden Cabin Tack Shed compliments the natural surroundings through its rustic architectural vocabulary. The shed’s association with the Warden’s Cabin and the adjacent corral contributes to its familiarity to park visitors. Jacques Lake Warden Cabin Tack Shed is compatible with the character of its mountain park setting.
Sources: Jacques Lake Warden Cabin Tack Shed, South Boundary Trail, Jasper National Park, Alberta. Heritage Character Statement 96-099.
The following character-defining elements of Jacques Lake Warden Cabin Tack Shed should be respected.
Its utilitarian design and rustic character and quality craftsmanship as evidenced in:
- the simple form and massing of the rectangular, one-storey log structure;
- the gabled roof with chimney;
- the exposed spruce log walls with saddle notched corners and evenly extended corner joints, pole rafters, and plank roof sheathing;
- the upper two courses, and the through-purlins at mid-gable of the entrance gable which extend the roof to form a sheltered porch area;
- the fascia boards, the exposed log rafter tails, the half log door and window trims, the vertical plank door, the horizontal plank shutters and the open-volume interior; and,
- the brown stain finish of the logs and the whitewashed log ends.
The manner in which the Jacques Lake Warden Cabin Tack Shed, is compatible with the picturesque mountain park setting of Jasper National Park as evidenced by:
- its rustic architectural vocabulary.
Government of Canada
Treasury Board Heritage Buildings Policy
Recognized Federal Heritage Building
Theme - Category and Type
Function - Category and Type
- Park Fixture
- Single Dwelling
Architect / Designer
Location of Supporting Documentation
National Historic Sites Directorate, Documentation Centre, 5th Floor, Room 89, 25 Eddy Street, Gatineau, Quebec
Cross-Reference to Collection
Jacques Lake Warden Cabin
The Jacques Lake Warden Cabin is situated in a clearing on the north side of Jacques Lake in Jasper National Park of Canada in Alberta. It is located immediately south of the Tack…