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His aim was to keep the building out of the hands of business interests who might ultimately tear the building down to develop the piece of prime commercial real estate. Stock then ... the impression of a typical Wyoming stock-ranch headquarters.


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The collection, however, was much larger than the original building so, over the years, a couple of architecturally sympathetic buildings were built on the site to house more of the collectionThese, however, were not enough to house the ever growing collection. In 1958, the Whitney Gallery, ultimately over 100,000 square feet in size, was built across Sheridan to the west MrCornelius Vanderbilt Whitney, son of Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney, sculptress of the iconic sculpture, Buffalo Bill the Scout (also across Sheridan Avenue), donated a half million dollars toward construction of the Whitney GalleryTen years later the Buffalo Bill Historical Center was added to the gallery and was dedicated on July 4, 1969Seven hundred feet long and more than one hundred twenty feet at its widest point, this impressive new structure was better able to display the equally impressive collection. Some time after this building (the Stock Center) was vacated in 1969, Paul Stock, a Cody Country oil man, rancher and philanthropist, bought the Buffalo Bill Museum building and the groundsHis aim was to keep the building out of the hands of business interests who might ultimately tear the building down to develop the piece of prime commercial real estateStock then turned the property over to the city, details of the transaction unknown. Stock Center The building presently named Stock Center was originally, from its completion and dedication as the Buffalo Bill Museum in 1927 until it ceased to serve that purpose in 1969, a part of a growing historical-cultural complex which eventually came to be known as the Buffalo Bill Historical Center. The Stock Center stands within the northwest quarter of a block and both it and the entire block are city-owned propertiesThe old museum building was constructed of carefully chosen lodgepole-pine logs fitted together by craftsmen under direction of the area's acknowledged master-builder of log structures.....The construction of the log ranch-house type building which would house that museum turned into a community project on the order of a frontier barn raising beeAffluent subscribers bought and donated materials house logs, windows, door frames, flooring, shingles; other citizens, less well off, donated labor felled and skidded trees, poured the concrete, nailed the shinglesIn a mountain forested area where log houses were typical abodes, the community's acknowledged master-builder donated his services and took charge of constructionOn a vaster scale but somewhat patterned after Colonel Cody's T E Ranch home, the museum building slowly took shape and finally stood completed, a handsome, one-storied, multi-halled, log structure. During later years the Association, hard pressed for display and storage space, erected to the rear of the museum other structures supposedly appropriate to the main building's ranch house motifStill existing, they are a log barn, a wagon shed, a bunkhouse and a tightly enclosing board fenceTogether they constitute a sort of imaginary barnyard, 'but actually they are too constricted in space, too small in their own size and in comparison with the house, and too closely placed to the house to convey the impression of a typical Wyoming stock-ranch headquarters. Instead, they appear to be nothing different than what they were intended to be: a protectively fenced courtyard enclosing an outdoor display space plus several small buildings intended for storage and/or shelter of vehicular displays such as a freight-wagon, buckboard and stagecoachNone of these latter day additions possess the historic value of the original Buffalo Bill Museum Building or of its groundsShould any or all of them be razed at some future time such action ought not negate the Stock Center's enrollment in the National Register of Historic Places. From the NRHP Nomination Form Wikipedia Url: [Web Link] Visit Instructions:To post a visit log to this waymark you need to visit and write about the actual physical locationAny pictures you take at the location would be great, as well. Search for... Geocaching.com Google MapGoogle MapsMapQuestBing MapsTrails.com MapsNearest WaymarksNearest Wikipedia EntriesNearest GeocachesNearest BenchmarksNearest Hotels Create a scavenger hunt using this waymark as the center point Recent Visits/Logs: There are no logs for this waymark yet. Map Search from Here var map, marker, bounds; function init_map() { map = L.map('map_canvas', { attributionControl: false }).setView([47.648967, -122.348117], 13); map.addControl(new L.Control.Attribution({ prefi

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