Timberline Lodge
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Architect W. I. Turner, Howard Griffin, Dean Wright, Linn A. Forrest, Ward Ganno
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Location Mount Hood, Oregon   map
Date 1936 to 1938   timeline
Building Type lodge
 Construction System rough stone masonry and heavy timber
Climate alpine
Context rural mountainside
Style Rustic Cascadian Neovernacular
Notes A WPA masterpiece. Also attributed to A. E. Doyle. Hexagonal central space around rough stone core with fireplace.


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A classic heavy-timber mountain lodge, high on the slopes of Mount Hood, Oregon's tallest peak. Well maintained and restored, it continues in operation as the overnight lodge of the Timberline ski area, a Mt. Hood National Forest Ski Area, with year-round sking at an elevation of 6000 feet. In winter, the ground floor of the lodge is typically fully buried in snow, with entry through a snow tunnel, or directly into the second floor.

A recent addition to the lodge was designed by Fletcher Farr Ayotte Architects of Portland, Oregon.

Declared a National Historic Landmark in 1978.


Government Camp, OR 97028

Sources on Timberline Lodge

Kevin Matthews, University of Oregon. Slide from photographer's collection, October 1992. PCD.2285.1013.1263.54.

Noel Emerson Rollins. Photographs from photographer's collection.

Timberline Lodge: A Love Story. Judith A. Rose, Editor, Catherine Gleason, Photographer. Graphic Arts Center Publishing Co., October 1986. ISBN 0932575242. — Available at Amazon.com

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at Amazon.com

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Timberline Lodge HistoryAt the official web site, including photos, travel reservations, daily ski conditions...

Timberline LodgeHistoric Places of Clackamas County

Timberline Lodge Slide SetPreview images for a commercial slide set on the Lodge, from the University of Michigan.

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