Parsons Memorial Lodge

Tuolumne Meadows, Yosemite National Park, California

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Gowittylb, CC BY-SA 3.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

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Description 

Built in 1915, this structure is characteristic of contemporary architecture in the San Francisco Bay area. The use of highly expressive basic forms and simple, natural materials was prompted by the harsh climate at the building's site high in the Sierra Nevada. The lodge is a good example of a building's design being determined by site and materials, and not by style. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, May 28, 1987

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on April 30, 1979
Reference number
79000283
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Rustic
Areas of significance
Conservation; Architecture
Levels of significance
National; Local
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Civic; Camp
Current function
Park
Period of significance
1900-1924
Significant year
1915

Update Log 

  • November 23, 2021: New photos from wyatt