Rebuilding of historic Glacier National Park chalet finished


In this Oct. 2, 2019 photo, the Dick Anderson Construction crew poses on the steps of the newly rebuilt Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park, Mont. Crews left the site on Oct. 11 after a second summer of work on the 105-year-old chalet, which was gutted by a fire in August 2017. The work cost $8.8 million. Reservations will be taken on Jan. 13, 2020, for next summer. (Chris Peterson/The Daily Inter Lake via AP)

WEST GLACIER, Mont. (AP) — Crews have completed the two-year, nearly $9 million effort of reconstructing the historic Sperry Chalet in Glacier National Park after it was gutted by a wildfire.

Project Manager Travis Neal of Dick Anderson Construction tells the Hungry Horse News that the crews will return next year to finish some minor tasks to help the National Park Service to get the chalet opened for next summer.

The 105-year-old wood and stone dormitory located in a remote area of the park burned when embers from a wildfire rained down on it on Aug. 31, 2017. All that remained was the building’s stone shell.

Kevin Warrington of Belton Chalets, which that operates the chalet, said Sperry Chalet will take reservations on Jan. 13, 2020 for the summer season.

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