Thursday, March 11, 2010

The Quarry Visitor Center demolition is soon upon us

This blog is for those of you interested in the continuing saga of the Quarry Visitor Center at Dinosaur National Monument. The contract has been awarded for partial demolition and extensive rehab and rebuilding of that structure and a second building that will serve as a park wide visitor center. Work will begin in about a month and the QVC should be reopened to the public with new exhibits in about 18 months (early Fall 2011).

Here I will post photos of the Quarry Visitor Center Project as it progresses. As time permits I will also provide info on the history of the QVC. The most recent review of the history of the Quarry Visitor Center is:

Allabach, S. 2000. Chapter 1. Quarry Visitor Center, Dinosaur National Monument, Jensen, Utah. in: Mission 66 Visitor Centers: The History of a Building Type. United States Department of the Interior, National Park Service, Cultural Resource Stewardship and Partnerships, Park Historic Structures and Cultural Landscapes Program, Washington, D.C.: pp. 39-66.

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