by Christine Barnes

WINNER of the 1998 Benjamin Franklin Award
Best History Book

An Illustrated History
Meet the men and women whose vision, talent and fortitude helped create these architectural wonders. Constructed from the bounty that surrounded them -- massive Douglas firs, cedar and pines, stone, river and volcanic rock -- most embodied the style of American Rustic or Swiss chalet architecture. They were built in remote and difficult locations, many with horrendous winter weather conditions. When completed, they were beyond shelters -- they were monuments to the wilds of the West.

The saga begins in 1904 at Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park and continues to Timberline Lodge, a WPA project completed in 1938 on the face of Oregon's Mt. Hood. Read on with wonder!

Click to read the foreward to Great Lodges of the West by the President of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

"Author Christine Barnes has built a book as grand as the lodges it depicts. Through vivid images and sparkling text, her book leaves readers searching for the car keys and a good road atlas…" By Tom Griffith, Historic Traveler magazine
Great Lodges of the West
Author: Christine Barnes
Photography: Fred Pflughoft & David Morris
Format: 136 full-color pages, 10" x 9 5/8", hardcover
Over 150 color & historic black and white photographs and architectural drawings
Publisher: WWWest, (1997),
ISBN: 0-9653924-1-4
Price: $34.00 US
Take a Virtual Tour of the Lodges featured in Great Lodges of the West

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