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Park Administration Building and Cascades of Time Gardens

1 Cave Avenue, 1935

The Administration Building and Cascades of Time Gardens were both designed in 1935 by Harold Beckett as part of the 1930s federal work relief program. The Administration building was designed in a domestic Tudor Revival style with Tudor Gothic elements. It was constructed on the site of the former Brett Sanitarium (a spa-hospital) and Bretton Hall which burned in 1933. The gardens were originally designed to have waterfalls cascading into pools lined with rock from the surrounding mountains. Each pool was intended to reflect a stage in the geological history of the Rockies. Unfortunately, this plan was not carried out. The garden itself, however, was successfully completed and remains much as it was originally planned. The Administration Building has been designated a Federal Heritage Building.


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