North Rim in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
Grand Canyon Lodge
Grand Canyon National Park
The National Park Service's first Director, Stephen T. Mather, urged the Union Pacific Railroad to improve access to the North Rim and build a rustic lodge with cabins. During 1927-1928, architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood designed and built a lodge using local Kaibab Limestone and ponderosa pine logs taken from the site. Just four years after completion, the new lodge and four cabins burned to the ground.
So cunningly have the architects planned this remarkable building that it seems to have sprung full-grown from the canyon wall itself.
—Union Pacific Railroad, 1929
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Disasters • Parks & Recreational Areas. A significant historical date for this entry is September 1, 1932.
Location. 36° Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: North Rim AZ 86052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 10 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Canyon Lodge, A Legacy Rebuilt (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Grand Canyon Lodge, 1928-1932 (about 400 feet away); From Canvas to Castles (about 500 feet away); Summer Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Kaibab Trail Suspension Bridge (approx. 9.8 miles away); How's the View? (approx. 9.8 miles away); The Mighty Colorado? (approx. 9.8 miles away); Stephen Tyng Mather (approx. 9.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Rim.
Regarding Grand Canyon Lodge. National Register of Historic Places #82001721. Grand Canyon Lodge was declared a National Historic Landmark on May 28, 1987.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Grand Canyon Lodge
Also see . . .
1. History of Grand Canyon National Park: The Lodge. The beautiful Grand Canyon Lodge at the North Rim (Submitted on December 28, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Grand Canyon Lodge (Wikipedia). The rebuilt lodge maintained the same general outline, but was simplified and strengthened against the severe winter snow loads of the North Rim. Compared with the original there was greater use of stone throughout the lodge. The overall effect of the reconstructed lodge was one of more strongly expressed rustic character. (Submitted on December 28, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 25, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 181 times since then and 71 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on December 28, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.