Details for Longhorn Cavern Administration Building (Atlas Number 5053009725)

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5053009725


Marker Number 9725
Atlas Number 5053009725
Marker Title Longhorn Cavern Administration Building
Index Entry Longhorn Cavern Administration Building
City Burnet
County Burnet
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 562205
UTM Northing 3394772
Subject Codes buildings; parks; geology; Federal programs
Marker Year 1989
Designations Recorded Texas Historic Landmark
Marker Location from Burnet go south on US 281 approx. 5 miles to Park Rd. 4;then west on D4 approx. 7 miles (at park headquarters)
Marker Size Medallion & Plate
Marker Text Longhorn Cavern opened as a state park in 1932. From 1934 to 1942, Company 854 of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) worked here to explore and develop the cavern. Using hand labor and native materials, the CCC workers built this structure in a style now known as National Park Service (NPS) Rustic. Completed by 1936, the one-story stone pavilion served as administrative offices for the park until 1967. An outside stairway leads to an observation terrace. Recorded Texas Historic Landmark - 1989