Timberline Lodge: A Sense of Place
Celebrating 75 years on Mt. Hood
Timberline Lodge, rising from the southern flank of Mt. Hood, celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012. First conceived as a Works Project Administration (WPA) art project, the lodge incorporates some of the best examples of the painting, wood carving and iron work of the era. The building design mirrors the lines of the mountain, and was constructed out of stone and wood from the surrounding forest. The lodge was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1977. Today, Timberline Lodge provides an enduring sense of place for more than two million visitors each year who come to ski, hike or enjoy a glass of Oregon wine under the gaze of the mountain.
About the Author: Eileen Garvin
Eileen Garvin is the editor of Travel Oregon’s Seasonal Features, enewsletters and annual visitor guide. When she’s not cooking up trip ideas, Oregon Dreamer profiles and outdoor adventures to write about, she’s out exploring Oregon.
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