Grand Canyon National Park in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
The Fred Harvey Company built Lookout Studio in 1914, in part to compete with the Kolb Brothers Studio located slightly west along the rim. Called "The Lookout," Fred Harvey's studio offered telescopic views, photographs, and books about the canyon.
Designed by Mary Colter, Lookout Studio is an early example of a park structure that blends with its setting. Its low, rough-cut limestone design adheres to ideas expressed by pioneer landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, who felt that any park structure that drew attention away from the works of nature and to the works of man was inappropriate. From within the canyon, Lookout Studio is barely visible.
Erected by National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 36° 3.444′ N, 112° 8.449′ W. Marker is in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, in Coconino County. Click for map. Marker is along the South Rim walkway, about 200 feet southeast of the studio, off Village Loop Drive in Grand Canyon Village. Marker is in this post office area: Grand Canyon AZ 86023, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Buckey O'Neill Cabin (here, next to this marker); Bright Angel Lodge Bright Angel Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Kolb Studio (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Trans-Canyon Telephone Line (about 500 feet away); CCC Legacy (about 600 feet away); Kolb Studio (about 600 feet away); Grand Canyon Village (about 700 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Grand Canyon National Park.
Also see . . .
1. Lookout Studio National Register Nomination. (Submitted on January 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
2. Lookout Studio Historic Photos. (Submitted on January 7, 2011, by William Fischer, Jr. of Fort Scott, Kansas.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings •
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