Thursday, April 16, 2015

Lake Hotel in Yellowstone Becomes Newest National Historic Landmark

Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and National Park Service Director Jonathan B. Jarvis announced yesterday the designation of five new national historic landmarks, ranging from a 19th century reservoir in Massachusetts to a home in Indiana designed by Frank Lloyd Wright to provide affordable housing.

The new landmarks also include the Lake Hotel in Yellowstone National Park.

“These sites join more than 2,500 other landmarks that help tell America’s story,” said Secretary Jewell. “From the remarkable strides made in engineering during the 19th century to the vision of our great architects, they are an important part of the tapestry of our nation’s heritage.”

The Lake Hotel was initially constructed in 1891, the Lake Hotel was entirely re-conceived in the first decades of the 20th century as a grand resort hotel displaying the Colonial Revival style as adapted to the context of a national park in the western United States. Located on the north shore of Yellowstone Lake, the hotel expansion and redesign was spearheaded by noted architect Robert C. Reamer.

For more information on the other National Historic Landmarks announced yesterday, please click here.

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