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Camp Richardson Resort, Cord Cabin, U.S. Highway 89, 3 miles west of State Highway 50 , South Lake Tahoe, El Dorado County, CA



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HB158380
Overview Of Main Entrance To Resort With State Highway 89 In Foreground; Main Lodge Is On The Far Left (west); Cord Cabin Is Behind And To The Right Of Parked Vehicles.

HB158381
General View: Main Driveway: Cord Cabin Is To The Right Of Kiosk The Fageol Cabin Is In The Background.

HB158382
Oblique View Of Front (west) And South Side Elevations

HB158383
Front (west) Elevation

HB158384
North Side Elevation; Two Commercial Buildings Are In Background

HB158385
South Side Elevation

HB158386
Oblique View Of Back (east) And South Side

HB158387
Remaining Railing And Side View Of Porch From North Side

HB158388
Side View Of Porch Showing Porch Roof Detail Form North Side

HB158389
Detail Of Window At South End Of Front

HB158390
Detail Of Foundation Pier And Post; Note That Rock Base Is A Prehistoric Or Ethnographic Ground Stone Milling Slab


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Item Title


Location
3 miles west of State Highway 50, South Lake Tahoe vicinity, CA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS CA-2657-A
Building/structure dates: 1931 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1996 demolished
Significance: The Cord Cabin is one of 32 historic guest cabins contributing to the Camp Richardson Resort Historic District, representing the period of significance for the resort (1926-1940). The Cord cabin is an example of "resort rustic" architecture typical of resorts associated with the outdoor recreational movement in the Sierra Nevada, automobile travel and the expansion of the State Highway system. Camp Richardson Resort was established around 1919 by Alonzo Richardson although most of the extant buildings were constructed between 1926 and 1960. A number of the first buildings were purchased from the old Grove Resort, and moved to Camp Richardson. All the guest cabins were named after popular automobiles or oil and gas companies since, beginning in 1911, Richardson owned and operated the first auto stage line between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe.

Subjects
Cabins


Related Names
Richardson, Alonzo


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. OVERVIEW OF MAIN ENTRANCE TO RESORT WITH STATE HIGHWAY 89 IN FOREGROUND; MAIN LODGE IS ON THE FAR LEFT (WEST); CORD CABIN IS BEHIND AND TO THE RIGHT OF PARKED VEHICLES.
2. GENERAL VIEW: MAIN DRIVEWAY: CORD CABIN IS TO THE RIGHT OF KIOSK THE FAGEOL CABIN IS IN THE BACKGROUND.
3. OBLIQUE VIEW OF FRONT (WEST) AND SOUTH SIDE ELEVATIONS
4. FRONT (WEST) ELEVATION
5. NORTH SIDE ELEVATION; TWO COMMERCIAL BUILDINGS ARE IN BACKGROUND
6. SOUTH SIDE ELEVATION
7. OBLIQUE VIEW OF BACK (EAST) AND SOUTH SIDE
8. REMAINING RAILING AND SIDE VIEW OF PORCH FROM NORTH SIDE
9. SIDE VIEW OF PORCH SHOWING PORCH ROOF DETAIL FORM NORTH SIDE
10. DETAIL OF WINDOW AT SOUTH END OF FRONT
11. DETAIL OF FOUNDATION PIER AND POST; NOTE THAT ROCK BASE IS A PREHISTORIC OR ETHNOGRAPHIC GROUND STONE MILLING SLAB


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