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AMK Ranch
U.S. National Register of Historic Places
U.S. Historic District
AMK Ranch is located in Wyoming
Nearest city: Moran, Wyoming
Coordinates: 43°56′20″N 110°38′30″W / 43.93889°N 110.64167°W / 43.93889; -110.64167Coordinates: 43°56′20″N 110°38′30″W / 43.93889°N 110.64167°W / 43.93889; -110.64167
Architect: Kosmak,George W.; Et al.
Architectural style(s): Other
Governing body: National Park Service
MPS: Grand Teton National Park MPS
Added to NRHP: April 23, 1990[1]
NRHP Reference#: 90000615

The AMK Ranch is a small dude ranch on the eastern shore of Jackson Lake in Grand Teton National Park. Also known as the Merymare, Lonetree and Mae-Lou Ranch, it was built beginning in the 1920s by William Louis Johnson, then expanded in the 1930s by Alfred Berol (Berolzheimer). Johnson built a lodge, barn and boathouse in 1927, while Berol added a larger lodge, new boathouse, and cabins, all in the rustic style.[2]

The ranch is notable for the high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail, comparable to that seen in contemporary National Park Service structures. The Berol Lodge is the most extensively detail rustic structure in Grand Teton.[3]

William Johnson was an executive of The Hoover Company, who acquired the land in the 1920s and built a small lodge, garage and boathouse in 1927 using the log construction prevailing for dude ranches in Jackson Hole. Johnson died in 1931, and Berolzheimer, an officer of the Eagle (later Berol) Company, manufacturers of pencils, bought the ranch in 1936. Berol hired New York architect George W. Kosmak to design a new main lodge, boathouse, and cabins. Kosmak was assisted by Jackson architect Paul T. Colbron.[3]

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. http://www.nr.nps.gov/.  
  2. ^ "AMK Ranch". National Register of Historic Places. Wyoming State Preservation Office. 2008-08-13. http://wyoshpo.state.wy.us/NationalRegister/site.asp?id=414.  
  3. ^ a b Mehls, Steven F. (March 20, 1988). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: AMK Ranch". National Park Service. http://pdfhost.focus.nps.gov/docs/NRHP/Text/90000615.pdf. Retrieved 2009-05-31.  

External links

  • AMK Ranch at the Wyoming State Historic Preservation Office
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