Moraine Lodge

Also known as: Moraine Park Vistor Center
W of Estes Park off U.S. 36 on Bear Lake Rd., Estes Park, Colorado

Photos 

MORAINE LODGE, FRONT FACADE AND NORTHWEST SIDE, LOOKING EAST.

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Description 

The Moraine Lodge, b.uilt in 1923, served until 1931 as the central building of Mrs. Imogene McPherson's summer resort and as the center of social activities by the summer residents of Maraine Park. Dances and other social activities were held here. The building was never used as formal sleeping quarters for guests visiting the resort. This structure is the last building remaining that was associated with the resorts of Moraine Park. Moraine Park was for many years the center of resorts in Rocky Mountain National Park area before and after the park was created in 1915. The United States purchased the lodge in 1931, remodeled it, and since 1937 the building has served as the principal museum of Rocky Mountain National Park. -- Historic American Buildings Survey

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 8, 1976
Reference number
76000206
Areas of significance
Conservation; Entertainment/Recreation
Level of significance
Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Hotel; Resort
Current functions
Museum; Park
Periods of significance
1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1923; 1931

Update Log 

  • April 28, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

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