“Roaring River Hatchery, constructed in 1910, is one of the oldest trout hatcheries in the state. Operated by the Missouri Department of Conservation, the hatchery is located in Roaring River State Park, seven miles south of Cassville, on Highway 112. The hatchery is at the head of Roaring River, adjacent to scenic Roaring River Spring. The spring, Missouri’s 20th largest, produces an average of 20.4 million gallons of water per day.” 1
Esterly, Schneider has worked with the Missouri Department of Conservation and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources over the years on a number of projects. Most recently, the firm completed design work for the CCC (Civilian Conservation Corps) Lodge, located in Roaring River State Park. This renovation project involved the restoration of a three-story lodge built in the 1930’s. This was originally designed as a building with community and dining rooms, and one level of rooms for rent. The building had been previously renovated into offices and a park shop. This project restored the historic building to its previous use for the rental of rooms, and creates 7 units for rent on two floors, with 14 beds total, with kitchenettes, living areas and dining areas in each unit. The building also includes a community room with associated warming kitchen. The historic nature of the building is preserved by the renovation work, and some historic elements of the building have been restored.
Visit the Governmental Portfolio Project Page to see photos of the renovation and to see other governmental projects Esterly, Schneider has completed.