MTPR

Anderson Hallas

The Sperry Chalet on Oct. 3, 2018.
Amy Boring/ A Boring Photo

With snow dusting the peaks in Glacier National Park, crews are buttoning up their work rebuilding Sperry Chalet, the backcountry dormitory that burned in the Sprague Fire last summer. Phase 1 of the rebuilding plan is on schedule and on budget. 

Recent flyovers show stabilization efforts put in place late last fall on the Sperry Chalet have been successful at keeping the outer stone walls of the scorched dormitory building standing. The extent of damage remains unknown.
Gravity Shots/Glacier National Park Conservancy

There’s one week left to comment on Glacier National Park’s ideas for rebuilding the Sperry Chalet, which partially burned in the Sprague Fire last summer. MTPR spoke with one of the architects on the redesign team about special considerations that arise when rebuilding a National Historic Landmark.

Scaffolding at the scorched Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park.
Glacier National Park Conservancy

The architects designing the rebuild of Glacier National Park’s Sperry Chalet dormitory will be in Columbia Falls tonight to talk about the burned building’s history and what they have in mind for its future.