National and State Register

Mesa Verde Administration District

Montezuma County

The core administrative buildings at Mesa Verde - the superintendent’s residence (1921), park headquarters building (1923), post office (1923), ranger club (1925), museum (1923-4), and community building (1927) - are the first National Park Service structures to experiment with architectural designs based in strong local cultural traditions.

A black and white photo of the building with large bricks and flat roof, with logs emerging from the wall.

Mesa Verde Administration District (Residence 7, 1974 photograph.)

The buildings are excellent examples of the Pueblo Revival style, in this instance modified to reflect and enhance the interpretation of the prehistoric structures of the surrounding area. Listed under the Historic Park Landscapes in National and State Parks Resources Multiple Property Submissions.