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Sperry Chalet

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

Glacier National Park received nearly 400 public comments on its four concepts to rebuild the Sperry Chalet, which partially burned in the Sprague Fire last summer. 

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.

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

When the dormitory of Glacier National Park’s historic Sperry Chalet burned to its stone foundations in a wildfire last summer, people in the Flathead Valley and beyond mourned the loss like a family member. 

Now, six months later, park managers and fundraisers are unveiling their ideas to restore what they call the "Sperry Chalet experience" for the next hundred years.

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

The fundraising organization for Glacier National Park has hit its goal for donations to winterize the historic Sperry Chalet, partially burnt in a wildfire this summer.

Glacier National Park Conservancy set a goal of $106,000 to assess and stabilize the Sperry Chalet complex, which was scorched by the Sprague Fire this August.

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