Fire at the Lodge

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What's the history of the Grand Canyon Lodge?

Fire at the Lodge

The Grand Canyon North Rim Lodge in the park today is a close replica of the original lodge built in 1928 that burned to the ground in 1932.

While the main lodge does not completely follow the design of Gilbert Stanley Underwood, the four stone cabins on the very edge of the canyon are his original designs. Underwood is probably most well known for designing the Ahwahnee Hotel in Yosemite National Park, but he designed many other national park structures around the west, too.

The most spectacular feature of this National Historic Landmark is the great native stone back porch, complete with rustic rocking chairs and seating for a relaxing view of the canyon. A magnificent picture window gives a view of the porch and the canyon beyond when you enter the lodge's main hall.



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