Yosemite National Park in Mariposa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
LeConte Memorial Lodge
—Founded 1892 —
Originally located in Curry Village, LeConte Memorial Lodge was designed for the Sierra Club by Berkeley architect John White. It was subsequently dismantled and rebuilt on this location in 1919.
Since 1904 Sierra Club members have provided park interpretation at the memorial including educational programs, a small conservation library, childrens' area and programs, and interactive historical exhibits.
Erected by Sierra Club and the National Park Service.
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
Location. 37° 44.42′ N, 119° 34.785′ W. Marker is in Yosemite National Park, California, in Mariposa County. Marker is on Southside Drive, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. LeConte Memorial Lodge is opposite the Housekeeping Camp. Marker is in this post office area: Yosemite National Park CA 95389, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Grand Lodge (approx. half a mile away); The Ahwahnee Porte Cochere (approx. half a mile away); Reawakening the Meadow (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Story of Half Dome (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Old Yosemite Village (approx. 0.6 miles away); A Home for Rangers (approx. 0.6 miles away); Yosemite Valley (approx. 0.7 miles away); Glacier Point Hotel (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Yosemite National Park.
Also see . . .
1. Joseph LeConte - History - Sierra Club. On his first visit to Yosemite in July 1870, the renowned geologist and teacher Joseph LeConte watched the sun rise from Glacier Point... So began a lifetime of commitment to the preservation of the wild and beautiful Sierra Nevada, which noted writer and explorer John Muir called the "Range of Light." (Submitted on May 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.)
2. LeConte Memorial Lodge. (Submitted on November 29, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas.)
Categories. • Education • Notable Buildings •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 360 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 29, 2013, by Richard Denney of Austin, Texas. 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 27, 2013, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.