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The Sunset Cabins are located along Bear River Drive, formally the Lincoln Highway.  This historic building once served as a tourist camp for travelers along this transcontinental highway and serves as one of the few remaining original structures along Wyoming’s portion of the Lincoln Highway.  An example of spanish-mission architecture, the Sunset Cabins pose a unique opportunity for historic preservation and redevelopment.  The Evanston Historic Preservation Commission is working in conjunction with the Bear River Drive Renaissance Partnership to plan the future of this historic site.  In the meantime, the Evanston Historic Preservation Commission has researched the history of this site.  Their research has been collected into a historical assessment of the property in order to prepare to designate the property as a Locally Designated Cultural Resource.  A public hearing considering this designation was held by the Historic Preservation Commission in July.  The Evanston Historic Preservation Commission voted unanimously to recommend to the Evanston City Council that the property be designated as a locally significant cultural resource.  The Evanston City Council will consider the designation of this site as a locally significant cultural resource at a work session scheduled for Tuesday August 10th at 5:00pm in the Machine Shop.  Pending their discussion, the designation may be considered for approval at the August 17th regular City Council meeting.

See the other Lincoln Highway Markers I’ve found on this page.