Crown Pacific Inn

crown pacific inn
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Paradise Inn
Paradise Inn
A National Historic Landmark In Mount Rainier National Park Pierce County, Washington Listed: 05/28/1987 Paradise Inn is architectural significance lies in its use of local materials that create a dramatic exterior image and unusual interior spaces. The Inn falls into the same category as other rustic park hotels, such as Yellowstone Park's Old Faithful Inn, that each served as experiments in finding a solution to the design problem of hotel architecture appropriate to national park settings. The awesome landscape of many of these park settings required new types of architecture, where forms and materials related not to other man-made structures as they would in the urban environment, but to the natural structures of the surrounding landscape. One unique aspect of the Inn is the architect's use of naturally weathered timbers weathered, left standing and exposed to the elements for thirty years before being cut for use in this building. The long period of weathering allowed the Alaska cedar to develop an unusual silver sheen. On a regional level of significance, Paradise Inn is one of the oldest high-elevation mountain resorts in the Pacific northwest, and one of the earliest ski resorts in the nation. The Inn housed many of the competitors for the 1934-35 Olympic tryouts held at Paradise. Over its 70 years of seasonal occupation, the Inn has housed various movie stars and dignitaries including Sonja Henie, Shirley Temple, Tyrone Power, Frances Farmer, Cecil B. DeMille, the crown prince of Norway, and President Harry Truman. The Paradise Inn was the first major concession structure built by the Rainier National Park Company. National Park Service Director Stephen T. Mather approached a group of businessmen from Seattle and Tacoma and encouraged them to form a company to build and run the concession operation at Mount Rainier. Mather sought more unity and higher quality design in visitor facilities, and felt those goals could be accomplished by consolidated concession operations in individual national parks. In addition he was concerned about controlling public use in the fragile, subalpine meadow at Paradise. Paradise had been a popular camping area for climbers and day-hikers since the nineteenth century; but the early haphazard development of the tent hotels did not present the image of a well-managed national park, which Mather perceived as a significant problem for his newly-formed bureau to tackle. The continuous use of Paradise Inn over seventy years (at the time it was nominated for the Register), and the periodic updating of the guest facilities have not marred the integrity of the building and its most significance architectural spaces--the lobby and the dining room. The Inn's rustic character presents the rugged, but controlled image Director Stephen Mather sought.
Royal Pacific Motor Inn
Royal Pacific Motor Inn
It sure is beautiful, but yes, the management is apparently remodeling the place. To what degree I don't know, but I do hope they keep the signs as is.

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