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North Rim in Coconino County, Arizona — The American Mountains (Southwest)
 

Grand Canyon Lodge, 1928-1932

Grand Canyon National Park

 
 
Grand Canyon Lodge, 1928-1932 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 11, 2016
1. Grand Canyon Lodge, 1928-1932 Marker
Inscription.  Under the supervision of the Utah Parks Company and architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, work crews labored to build a lodge that harmonized with its surroundings. Advertisements for this "Hotel in the Wilderness" boasted that it "seems to have sprung full-grown out of the canyon wall itself." The cunningly crafted Grand Canyon Lodge opened for business in June of 1928.

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• Flat roof construction in the California architectural style
• Third floor observation tower
• Second floor women’s dormitory
• Locally quarried Kaibab limestone
 
Erected by National Park Service, U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & CommerceParks & Recreational AreasRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 36° 11.919′ N, 112° 3.141′ W. Marker is in North Rim, Arizona, in Coconino County. Marker can be reached from Grand Canyon Highway (Arizona Route 67) 43 miles south of U.S. 89A,
Marker detail: Grand Circle Tour image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Grand Circle Tour
With the completion of the lodges at Zion, Bryce Canyon, and the North Rim in the 1920s, the Grand Circle tour was born.

Stephen Mather, first director of the National Park Service, and assistant Horace Albright worked closely with the Union Pacific Railroad and tour companies to promote the development of these facilities.
on the left when traveling south. Marker is the center of three panels in an interpretive kiosk located in front of the Grand Canyon National Park North Rim Visitor Center. 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 11 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Grand Canyon Lodge, A Legacy Rebuilt (here, next to this marker); From Canvas to Castles (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Grand Canyon Lodge (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Summer Home (approx. ¼ mile away); Early Explorer (approx. 10.3 miles away); Colonel Claude Hale Birdseye (approx. 10.3 miles away); Orphan Mine (approx. 10.3 miles away); Verkamp's Curios (approx. 10.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in North Rim.
 
Regarding Grand Canyon Lodge, 1928-1932. 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 . . .  Grand Canyon Lodge (Wikipedia). The new hotel complex on the North Rim was built in 1927–28 by the Utah Parks Company, a subsidiary of the Union Pacific Railroad. The original lodge was a shallow U-shaped structure featured the central south-facing Sun Room with large windows
Grand Canyon Lodge, 1928-1932 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, June 11, 2016
3. Grand Canyon Lodge, 1928-1932 Marker
(center of three panels in kiosk)
and open stone terraces to either side. The east terrace featured an outdoor stone fireplace. The dining room ran along the western terrace with a bank of windows overlooking the canyon and a dramatic log truss roof augmented by concealed steel reinforcement. The eastern wing was a two-story structure with a recreation room on the lower level and a female employee dormitory on the upper level. (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 28, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 36 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 28, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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