Historic gauge house being graffitied by vandals

By: 
CHRIS RODEN FOR THE LACLEDE RECORD

Even though it was built by WWI veterans in 1933, the water gauge station at Bennett Spring State Park, also called the gauge house, looks like it could have been built yesterday if it were not for the graffiti it has accumulated.
Patricia Chambers is the park’s interpretive resource specialist. She hopes the solution to stopping future vandalism of the historic structure is as simple as educating the park’s visitors about the significance of the water gauge station. In the meantime, removing the graffiti is a problem.
“It’s got graffiti all on the inside, and the chemicals aren’t taking it off,” Chambers said.
Part of the problem is the historic significance of the water gauge station. Like the shelter house behind it and several other buildings at Bennett Spring State Park, it is on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places.

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