Timberline Lodge: A Sense of Place

February 26, 2014 (Updated February 17, 2016)

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.

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Eileen Garvin
Eileen Garvin lives and writes in Hood River. When she’s not hunched over her keyboard or digging in the garden, you can find her mountain biking, kiteboarding, hiking, skiing or camping somewhere in Oregon.

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