CCC COMFORT STATION, LERNA
The Civilian Conservation Corps-designed comfort station at the Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site in Lerna, constructed in 1936, was designed to look like a log cabin. The original structure provided restrooms and an open concession area. Remodeling of the structure in the 1970s and again in the 1990s removed or covered up much of the original design.
In 2016, the Lincoln Log Cabin Foundation transformed the comfort station, which had been abandoned and neglected for the last 18 years, into a gift shop. The rehabilitation peeled back modern elements exposing the original design. The Foundation has succeeded in preserving an original structure of the park and at the same time offers visitors a welcome place to purchase souvenirs and gifts. One hundred percent of the profits from sales go directly back to the site to support educational programming, special events and exhibitions, livestock care and other preservation projects.