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South Entrance Road, Between South park boundary & Village Loop Road, Grand Canyon National Park, Coconino County, AZ



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B&W Photos

HB73634
Parking Lot Before South Entrance Station, Facing N

HB73635
Park Entrance Sign, Facing N

HB73636
Park Entrance Sign, Facing N.

HB73637
Park Entrance Station, Facing N.

HB73638
Park Entrance Station, Facing Nw.

HB73639
Park Entrance Station, Facing W.

HB73640
Culvert On South Entrance Road Near Entrance Station, Facing E.

HB73641
Traffic Island At Intersection With Center Road, Facing S.

HB73642
Intersection With East Rim Drive, Facing Ese.

HB73643
Culvert Across Road From Gas Station At Visitor Center, Facing Ne.

HB73644
Gas Station And Old Road Alignment, Facing S

HB73645
Road View At Visitor Center Intersection, Facing N

HB73646
Road View At Visitor Center Intersection, Facing Sw

HB73647
Grand Canyon Visitor Center, Facing N.

HB73648
Culvert Under Fred Harvey Company Garage, Facing W.


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Item Title


Location
Between South park boundary & Village Loop Road, Grand Canyon National Park, AZ

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AZ-45
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N276).
Building/structure dates: 1928 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1954 subsequent work
Significance: The 1928 alignment of South Entrance Road is significant as an early example of the cooperative agreement between the NPS and BPR to build quality automotive roads within national parks. The 1954 alignment is significant as the first park road built in response to growing numbers of visitors following World War II in the Mission 66 style of utilitarian structures.

Subjects
Roads
Transportation
Tourism


Related Names
Bureau Of Public Roads
Givens Construction Company
Vallandingham, James
Sorenson Construction Co
Fisher Contracting Company
Peters, Supt. W. H.
Anderson, Michael F., Historian
Grogan, Brian C., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. PARKING LOT BEFORE SOUTH ENTRANCE STATION, FACING N. PARK ENTRANCE SIGN IS IN TREES IN CENTER.
2. PARK ENTRANCE SIGN, FACING N. ENTRANCE STATION IN DISTANCE.
3. PARK ENTRANCE SIGN, FACING N.
4. PARK ENTRANCE STATION, FACING N.
5. PARK ENTRANCE STATION, FACING NW.
6. PARK ENTRANCE STATION, FACING W.
7. CULVERT ON SOUTH ENTRANCE ROAD NEAR ENTRANCE STATION, FACING E.
8. TRAFFIC ISLAND AT INTERSECTION WITH CENTER ROAD, FACING S.
9. INTERSECTION WITH EAST RIM DRIVE, FACING ESE.
10. CULVERT ACROSS ROAD FROM GAS STATION AT VISITOR CENTER, FACING NE.
11. GAS STATION AND OLD ROAD ALIGNMENT, FACING S. VISITOR CENTER BEHIND TREES. SAME CAMERA POSITION AS AZ-45-10.
12. ROAD VIEW AT VISITOR CENTER INTERSECTION, FACING N. GAS STATION IN TREES AT RIGHT.
13. ROAD VIEW AT VISITOR CENTER INTERSECTION, FACING SW. VISITOR CENTER IN TREES AT RIGHT.
14. GRAND CANYON VISITOR CENTER, FACING N.
15. CULVERT UNDER FRED HARVEY COMPANY GARAGE, FACING W.


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