Oklahoma's National Register of Historic Places

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ID Number 96000489
Historic Name ROBBER'S CAVE STATE PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT
Description of Significance ROBBERS CAVE STATE PARK HISTORIC DISTRICT CONSISTS OF APPROXIMATELY 4,480 ACRES OF THE 8,000 ACRE ROBBERS CAVE STATE PARK, ENCOMPASSING THE AREAS OF THE PARK ORIGINALLY PLANNED AND CONSTRUCTED BY THE CCC AND THE WPA. THESE TWO RELIEF ORGANIZATIONS COLLABORATED TO PRODUCE A RECREATIONAL/SCENIC SYSTEM, UTILIZING THE NATURAL AND EXISTING FEATURES OF THE AREA. THE DESIGNS FOR AMENITIES, SUCH AS COMFORT STATIONS AND PAVILIONS, WERE AT THE FOREFRONT OF CONTEMPORARY RECREATIONAL PLANNING. SIGNIFICANT CHANGES HAVE OCCURRED SINCE THE 1940S, BUT THE DISTRICT RETAINS A HIGH DEGREE OF HISTORIC INTEGRITY. CONTRIBUTING PROPERTIES INCLUDE TRAIL SYSTEMS, BRIDGES, SIGNS, CABINS, AND OTHER RECREATION-RELATED FACILITIES AND STRUCTURES. LISTED IN NATIONAL REGISTER 8/23/2002.
Current Name TOM HALE BOY SCOUT CAMP; LATIMER COUNTY STATE PARK
Address 7.3 MILES NORTH OF JUNCTION OF SH 2 AND SH 270
City WILBURTON VICINITY
County LATIMER
Lot
Block
Current Section
Township
Range
Type DISTRICT
Historic Function RECREATION AND CULTURE: OUTDOOR RECREATION; LANDSCAPE: PARK
Current Function RECREATION AND CULTURE: OUTDOOR RECREATION; LANDSCAPE: PARK
Area Signficance 1 ARCHITECTURE/LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE
Area Significance 2 ENTERTAINMENT/RECREATION
Date Prepared FEBRUARY 2002
Year Built 1926-1941
Original Site YES
Architect/Builder UNKNOWN
Architectural Style OTHER: PARK SERVICE RUSTIC
Roof Material ASPHALT
Wall Material STONE; WOOD
Window Material N/A
Door Material N/A
Decorative Details
Condition GOOD
Comments
Restricted N