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Statement of Significance
Description of Historic Place
The Adolphus Warden Patrol Cabin is located in a meadow along the North Boundary Trail in Jasper National Park of Canada. It is a modest, single storey log cabin with a gable roof. It has a log-framed open porch. The designation is confined to the footprint of the building.
The Adolphus Warden Patrol Cabin is a Recognized Federal Heritage Building because of its historical associations, and its architectural and environmental value.
The Adolphus Warden Patrol Cabin is associated with the National Park program that constructed a series of outposts for the use of boundary patrols of the Warden Service, to control poaching and visitor activities. It is also linked to historic travel routes and to the intersection of important trails through the park.
The Adolphus Warden Patrol Cabin is a good example of a patrol cabin whose design follows the Standard Plan of 1918 of the National Parks Branch and is function-oriented with rustic character. Its quality craftsmanship and use of natural building materials respects the rustic architectural imagery practiced within National Parks.
The Environmental Value
The Adolphus Warden Patrol Cabin is sited in a meadow ringed by a coniferous forest in the shadow of Mount Robson and maintains an unchanged relationship with its surroundings. It contributes to the character of its natural setting through its form and materials. The Adolphus Warden Patrol Cabin is a destination for travelers along the North Boundary Trail.
Source: The Adolphus Warden Patrol Cabin, Jasper National Park, Alberta, Heritage Character Statement, 97-085.
The following character defining elements of the Adolphus Warden Patrol Cabin should be respected.
Its function-oriented standard plan, rustic character and good quality craftsmanship and materials such as:
- its simple massing of a rectangular plan, single storey structure with a gable roof;
- its walls of peeled logs, horizontally laid and saddle-notched at the corners;
- its log-framed open porch with trussed-purlin supports and posts at the gable end;
- its function-driven positioning of its simple wood windows, shutters and door;
- its good quality construction.
The manner in which the Adolphus Warden Patrol Cabin reinforces the rustic character of the natural setting and its familiarity with Park visitors as evidenced by:
- its unchanged relationship of the structure to the meadow, the forest and the mountains;
- its location on the North Boundary Trail.
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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