Grand Canyon Lodge

Also known as: Grand Canyon Lodge Historic District
North Rim on Bright Angel Point, Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona


Grand Canyon Lodge, Main Lodge


Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Grand Canyon Lodge, consisting of the main lodge building, 100 "standard" or "budget" and 20 "deluxe" cabins, was designed by master American architect, Gilbert Stanley Underwood in 1927. The main lodge and two cabins burned in 1932; the lodge was rebuilt in 1936-37 in a modified design, using some of the original stonework. The lodge is of regional architectural significance as an outstanding example of the "rustic" style of architecture, intended to harmonize with both setting and environment, and as one of the very few major rustic hostels in the State of Arizona. It was Stephen T. Mather, first director of the National Park Service who persuaded the Union Pacific Railroad management to undertake the development of park lands in southern Utah as well as the North Rim of the Grand Canyon. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS AZ-135)

National Register information 

Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 2, 1982
Reference number
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Rustic
Areas of significance
Entertainment/Recreation; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Historic functions
Hotel; Street furniture/object; Camp; Park
Current functions
Park; Hotel; Camp; Street furniture/object
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1900-1924; 1925-1949
Significant years
1927; 1928; 1936
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 121
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing objects: 1

Update Log 

  • March 22, 2019: New Street View added by Bill Eichelberger