Ahwahnee Hotel

Yosemite Valley, Yosemite National Park, California

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Ahwahnee Hotel

Ahwahnee Hotel Sept 2011

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Description 

This resort hotel at the eastern end of Yosemite Valley is named with a local Indian word meaning "deep, grassy meadow." The epitome of rustic monumentality and luxury, with rough granite piers and concrete formed and stained to imitate wood, the Ahwahnee open in July 1927. Wrought-iron fittings, stained-glass windows and murals in geometric Indian/Deco designs on the interior enhance the structure's intentionally rustic atmosphere. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 28, 1987

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on February 15, 1977
Reference number
77000149
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Rustic
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Hotel
Current functions
Park; Hotel
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1925; 1927
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • December 22, 2015: New Street View added by Eric Polk
  • December 6, 2015: New photos from SLDdigital