• Joshua Tree National Park
  • Joshua Tree National Park
  • Joshua Tree National Park

Historical Landmarks of the Atomic Age

Joshua Tree Entrances Determination of Eligibility

The landscape characteristics associated with mid-century modern designs are frequently overlooked and misunderstood. But we have specific expertise in understanding and evaluating historic landscapes from this design period. 

The three park entrances to Joshua Tree National Park were designed with this aesthetic, during the National Park Service’s “Mission 66” period. Working with Heneberry Eddy Architects, we completed research and evaluations for the park’s entrance stations and related road landscapes. Each entrance exhibits subtle but defining characteristics associated with the mid-century modern style. The evaluations, which determined they are eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, will help the park move forward with changes to accommodate higher visitor use of the park, while retaining their atomic age character.

Project Information

Client: 
National Park Service
Location: 
Joshua Tree National Park, California

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