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Joyce Estate, Oil House, Chippewa National Forest Road 2144, 3 miles north , Grand Rapids, Itasca County, MN



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HB678930
BWPhotos 342813


Item Title
BWPhotos 342813

Location
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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MN-146-AC
Significance: The construction date of the Oil House is unknown. It apparently stored fuel for the Joyce Family's powerboats, maintained in nearby boathouses. Since the boathouses were built in the early 1920s, it seems reasonable to assume that the Oil House was erected during the same period. The Oil House is mentioned by name in a probate inventory of David Gage Joyce's estate, compiled in 1938. The Oil House survived until at least 1972, when it is listed under the name of "Gasoline Storage Shed" in an appraiser's report of the Joyce Estate. The structure was demolished after the U.S. Forest Service acquired the Joyce Estate in 1974. ... The Oil House is a ruin, consisting of a concrete wall about four feet high and 14 feet long (north-south). At the north end of the wall are two concrete supports that apparently once held a fuel tank. The supports are approximately four feet high and six feet apart (north-south).

Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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