Great Northern Railway Buildings

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The Great Northern Railway Buildings are a set of five building complexes in or near Glacier National Park in Montana.wikipedia
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Great Northern Railway (U.S.)

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Many of the structures have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places due to unique construction, location and the beauty of the surrounding regions.

Granite Park Chalet

Granite Park
Granite Park Chalet and Sperry Chalet, built in 1914, are examples of backcountry accommodations built by the railroad.
Great Northern Railway Buildings district.

Sperry Chalet

Sperry
Granite Park Chalet and Sperry Chalet, built in 1914, are examples of backcountry accommodations built by the railroad.
The chalet was opened in 1914 by the Great Northern Railway and was a National Historic Landmark contributing property, being one of five structures in the Great Northern Railway Buildings National Historic Landmark.

Many Glacier Hotel

Many Glacier
The Many Glacier Hotel, completed in 1915, was the centerpiece, a large and grand hotel with elegant amenities.
The hotel is a contributing property in the National Historic Landmark, Great Northern Railway Buildings district.

Belton Chalets

Belton
The Belton Chalets, built in 1910-11, were among the first buildings the company built for this effort, and were located at what was then the main station for accessing the park.
The chalet buildings, together with other sites were included in the National Historic Landmark designation of Great Northern Railway Buildings in 2000.

Two Medicine Store

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The Two Medicine General Store is a surviving remnant of a mid-sized lakeside hotel built on the shores of Two Medicine Lake; one of its two rustic log chalet structures has been demolished, and the other now serves as a general store.
The Two Medicine Store is a National Historic Landmark contributing property, being one of five sites in the Great Northern Railway Buildings National Historic Landmark.

Glacier Park Lodge

Glacier Park Hotel
The Glacier Park Lodge was built in 1913 to serve visitors approaching from the east.
Although it has not been placed on either the National Register of Historic Places or the list of National Historic Landmarks despite being clearly eligible, other examples of the Great Northern Railway Buildings such as the Many Glacier Hotel have received historic designations.

Grand Canyon National Park

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Its creation received significant support from the Great Northern Railway, which passed just south of the park, and which stood to benefit from increased tourist traffic on its line, following similar railroad-related developments at Grand Canyon National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

Yellowstone National Park

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Its creation received significant support from the Great Northern Railway, which passed just south of the park, and which stood to benefit from increased tourist traffic on its line, following similar railroad-related developments at Grand Canyon National Park and Yellowstone National Park.

National Park Service

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In order to present a unified yet flexible tourist experience, the railroad partnered with the National Park Service to provide infrastructure both inside and outside the park to serve a variety of tourist needs.

Louis W. Hill

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Their buildings were unified by the use of a single architectural style, the Swiss chalet, which railroad president Louis W. Hill adopted from the European mountain experience.

National Register of Historic Places listings in Flathead County, Montana

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Sprague Fire

It was part of the Great Northern Railway Buildings that have been listed as a National Historic Landmark.