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Home > Washington > Port Angeles vicinity > Rosemary Inn, Olympic National Forest, Barnes Point, Lake Cresce, Port Angeles, Clallam County, WA



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B&W Photos
View Of Entry Gate, From East.
HB1216122
View Of Entry Gate, From East.
Overall View, From Southeast
HB1216123
Overall View, From Southeast


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Item Title


Location
Lake Cresce, Port Angeles vicinity, WA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WA-185
Significance: In the early years of the 1900s, Lake Crescent was the scene of a large number and variety of hotels and resorts. In all, there were eleven resorts scattered around the lake offering visitors leisure activity, meals and lodging in a wilderness setting. Rosemary Inn was no exception. Owned by Mrs. Rose Littleton and Mary Daum (hence the name "Rosemary"), the building and design of the inn and associated outbuildings and cabins are attributed to Port Angeles carpenter John Daum, Mary's brother. His ability as a craftsman is evident in the complex's remaining rustic structures. Construction began in 1914 and continued until the late 1920s when the original "tent cabins" were replaced by eighteen individually crafted guest cottages. The lodge itself underwent several additions as operational needs change. By 1926 the built complex had reached its mature form. Strolling paths through ornamental gardens further enhanced the ambiance of the picturesque resort. Rosemary Inn is one of only two early resorts extant on Lake Crescent. Recognized for its historic and architectural significance, the Rosemary Inn Complex was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.

Subjects
Taverns (inns)
Wooden Buildings
Resorts


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. VIEW OF ENTRY GATE, FROM EAST.
2. OVERALL VIEW, FROM SOUTHEAST


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