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Red River Ranger Station, Cookhouse, Elk City, Idaho County, ID
Cookhouse, Elk City vicinity, ID
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS ID-74-B
Building/structure dates: 1934 initial construction
Significance: Used as an administrative structure in support of early Forest Service activities on the Red River Ranger district. One and 1/2 story log structure on cement footing probably built to a standard Forest Service plan, but no plans could be located in District files. / Log on cement footing, original wood shingle roof replaced with metal, wood joists and floors. The building has a front and back porch. Corners are of a dovetail type notching. Interior consists of several small offices and a restroom. Replacement of deteriorated logs, replacement of windows with more efficient type, addition of metal roof are all recent, but actual dates not known. Interior was remodeled in early 1980's.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
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