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Steliko Ranger Station

Built in 1933-36, the Steliko Guard Station typifies the construction projects undertaken by the Civilian Conservation Corps and signifies the aid to the local community provided by the emergency work-relief program through employment of youth and experienced craftsmen, purchase of building materials and camp supplies, and personal expenditures of enrollees. The property represents the Forest Service’s presence in the locality, as the headquarters for field operation, and denotes, via the physical facilities required to carry out the agency’s expanding responsibilities, the critical transition in the Service’s development from custodial superintendence to extensive resource management. The Steliko Guard Station exemplifies the rustic architectural idiom developed by the Forest Service, Pacific Northwest Region, to impart Forest Service identity and to represent its purposes and ideals, and signifies the agency’s interpretation of a singular expression of early twentieth century American architectural thought. Possessing standard qualities of design and execution, the Guard Station is a good example of an architectural locution invested with special aesthetic and associative values by the agency that created it.