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National Park Inn, South side Nisqually-Paradise Road, Longmire, Pierce County, WA



B&W Photos

HB1216073
National Park Inn, North Elevation, Looking South

HB1216074
National Park Inn, West Facade, Looking Northeast

HB1216075
National Park Inn, West Facade, Looking Southeast

HB1216076
National Park Inn, Front (north) Porch, Looking East

HB1216077
National Park Inn, Door Detail

HB1216078
National Park Inn, Interior, View Of Post Office


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Location
South side Nisqually-Paradise Road, Longmire, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WA-184
Building/structure dates: 1917 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1926 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1934 subsequent work
Significance: The National Park Inn is located within the proposed Longmire Historic District and is considered to be a contributing element of the district. Built in 1917, the National Park Inn is the oldest surviving lodging facility in the park and a reminder of Longmire's heyday as the park's first developed area. The district illustrates the National Park Service's (NPS) rustic style of architecture as it was practiced in the 1920s and 1930s by the NPS. Characteristics of the rustic style at Longmire include the use of native or natural materials (stone and wood), dark forest colors and irregular siting to harmonize with the environment. Earlier structures predating the NPS era, such as the National Park Inn, are compatible with the NPS-designed buildings in terms of their design, scale and use of materials.

Subjects
Hotels
Wooden Buildings
Travel


Related Names
National Park Service
Longmire, Elcaine


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. National Park Inn, north elevation, looking south
2. National Park Inn, west facade, looking northeast
3. National Park Inn, west facade, looking southeast
4. National Park Inn, front (north) porch, looking east
5. National Park Inn, door detail
6. National Park Inn, interior, view of Post Office


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