Timberline Lodge

6 mi. (9.6 km) N of Government Camp in Mount Hood National Forest, Government Camp, Oregon

Photos 

Timberline Lodge

1. DISTANT VIEW, LOOKING FROM SILCOX HUT SOUTH TO LODGE

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

View photos at Library of Congress

Map 

Street View 

Description 

Timberline Lodge was the largest recreational project undertaken by the Works Progress Administration in Oregon during the 1930s. The lodge's architectural and artistic significance lies in its integration of exterior, interior and landscape design motifs that express regional cultural traditions. Architects on the project called this aesthetic "Cascadian" to recall the mountain environment of the Cascade range. The lodge has played a key role in Oregon's recreational history. It represents an historical example of a successful cooperative effort between government agencies, private companies and non-profit organizations to provide a government-owned recreational facility for public enjoyment. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS OR-161)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 12, 1973
Reference number
73001572
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Chalet style
Areas of significance
Art; Entertainment/Recreation; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic functions
Hotel; Sport facility
Current functions
Hotel; Sport facility
Period of significance
1925-1949
Significant years
1935; 1938

Update Log 

  • June 4, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • January 23, 2018: New Street View added by Michael Miller

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