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Allegany State Park – Red House Area’s Administration Building

Bob and I visited Allegany State Park near Salamanca, New York, this past Sunday. We visit the park frequently, as it is within an hour’s drive from our house. My blog posts this week will showcase photographs from all of our visits to Allegany State Park. The subject of today’s blog post is the state park’s Administration Building.

The Tudor-Style Administration Building, which is located in the Red House area, sits atop a hill overlooking Red House Lake. According to the writer of Mon@rch Nature Blog, the construction of the administration building began on October 24, 1927 and wasn’t completed until late 1928.

Building the Administration Building
Construction of the Administration Building
(Photograph obtained at Mon@rch Nature Blog)
Administration Building in 1928
Administration Building in 1928
(Photograph obtained at Mon@arch Nature Blog)

The Administration Building houses the Red House Rental Offices, the New York State Park Police Station, the park museum, the Red House Gift Shop, the Red House Restaurant and the Allegany Regional Offices for the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

What follows are photographs of the Red House Area Administration Building that I have taken.

P1218023Wintertime View of Administration Building (Jan 2009)
E5081321Administration Building sits atop a hill (Jun 2011)
QB082207_edited-1
Red House Lake
View from rear of Administration Building (Nov 2009)
QB082211_edited-1Administration Building (Nov 2009)
Rear View

QB082212_edited-1Entrance to Red House Gift Shop (Nov 2009)
The gift shop is a great place to find unique items for yourself
or as a gift for a friend or family member.

PA177587Red House Restaurant (Oct 2008)

We have enjoyed several lunches at this restaurant. We’ve ordered a variety of sandwiches from the menu. We have never been disappointed with our selections, and the service has always been excellent.

There are items of interest on the hill behind the Administration Building.

QB082210_edited-1Weather Station (Nov 2009)
The equipment show, from left to right, is a rain gauge,
max/min thermometers, and a barometer.

QB082206_edited-1Heart-shaped Wood Carving (Nov 2009)

The weather station and heart-shaped wood carving were located at the beginning of a trail that leads up, away from the Administration Building. Perhaps on a future visit to Allegany State Park, we can hike the trail and find other items of interest.

2 Responses to “Allegany State Park – Red House Area’s Administration Building”

  1. Betsy Adams

    Great photos, Linda. We love state parks—in EVERY state. Their restaurants are always favorites of ours. That wooden heart is so neat…. AND–I love seeing the Visitor Center (Administration Bldg) especially in the snow… Gorgeous.

    Getting some flurries here –but not much.

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. Denise

    What a magnificent building and your photos capture it beautifully Linda. I would LOVE to work there!!! The scenery is gorgeous! If I lived an hour away I would probably be there all the time too.

    Thanks for your comment on my blog post. I’m glad I provided you with inspiration for your photo group theme. Your idea sounds great and I look forward to seeing your finished work.

    Have a great weekend Linda!

    Reply

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