Chittenden Nursery and Wellston Guard Station Infrastructure Assessments, Manistee National Forest, Michigan

Chittenden Nursery and Wellston Guard Station
This project involved two sites owned by the U.S. Department of Agriculture Forest Service: Chittenden Nursery and Wellston Guard Station, both of which are located in the Manistee National Forest near the town of Wellston, Michigan. The full project included the completion of a cultural resources survey, two National Register of Historic Places nominations (one for Chittenden Nursery and one for Wellston Guard Station), and an architectural conditions assessment of both facilities. Chittenden Nursery was constructed primarily in the 1930s to produce trees for the reforestation of Manistee National Forest. Wellston Guard Station was originally constructed as a ranger station and later functioned as a base and storage facility for Manistee National Forest field operations. The 18 historic resources at the nursery and 9 historic resources at the guard station included houses, utility buildings, greenhouse, landscape features, and a stone gateway.