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Home > Wyoming > Yellowstone National Park > Old Faithful Inn, 900' northeast of Snowlodge & 1050' west of Old Fa, Yellowstone National Park, Teton County, WY



B&W Photos
Dining Room, Entrance
HB1302173
Dining Room, Entrance
Dining Room, Oblique View Of Entrance
HB1302174
Dining Room, Oblique View Of Entrance
Dining Rooml View Towards North Along Central Aisle
HB1302175
Dining Rooml View Towards North Along Central Aisle
Dining Room, Southeast Corner
HB1302176
Dining Room, Southeast Corner
Dining Room, Oblique View Of Southeast Corner
HB1302177
Dining Room, Oblique View Of Southeast Corner
Dining Room, Bar And Lounge Area
HB1302178
Dining Room, Bar And Lounge Area
Dining Room, Bar And Lounge Area
HB1302179
Dining Room, Bar And Lounge Area
Dining Room, Doors To Kitchen
HB1302180
Dining Room, Doors To Kitchen
Dining Room, Northwest Corner
HB1302181
Dining Room, Northwest Corner
Dining Room, View Towards West Of Northwest Corner
HB1302182
Dining Room, View Towards West Of Northwest Corner
Dining Room, Northeast Corner
HB1302183
Dining Room, Northeast Corner
Dining Room, Detail Of Fireplace
HB1302184
Dining Room, Detail Of Fireplace
Dining Room, Detail Of Column And Beam Point
HB1302185
Dining Room, Detail Of Column And Beam Point
Dining Room, Detail Of West Window
HB1302186
Dining Room, Detail Of West Window
Looking West Toward Old Faithful Inn
HB1302187
Looking West Toward Old Faithful Inn
Looking West At Old Faithful Inn, Most Of The East Wing Is Visible To The Left
HB1302188
Looking West At Old Faithful Inn, Most Of The East Wing Is Visible To The Left
Looking East, Old Faithful Inn, Entrance Drive
HB1302189
Looking East, Old Faithful Inn, Entrance Drive
Looking South At Steeply Pitched, Gabled Roof
HB1302190
Looking South At Steeply Pitched, Gabled Roof
Rear Of Old Faithful Inn, Looking North
HB1302191
Rear Of Old Faithful Inn, Looking North
Rear Of Old Faithful Inn, Looking North-northwest.
HB1302192
Rear Of Old Faithful Inn, Looking North-northwest.
Rear Of Old Faithful Inn, Looking North
HB1302193
Rear Of Old Faithful Inn, Looking North
Rear Of Old Faithful Inn, Looking Northwest At The Bear Pit.
HB1302194
Rear Of Old Faithful Inn, Looking Northwest At The Bear Pit.
Rear Of Old Faithful Inn, Looking West At The Bear Pit.
HB1302195
Rear Of Old Faithful Inn, Looking West At The Bear Pit.
Rear Entrance To Lobby.
HB1302196
Rear Entrance To Lobby.
Lobby Fireplace
HB1302197
Lobby Fireplace
Lobby, Looking North Toward Main Entrance From Second Floor
HB1302198
Lobby, Looking North Toward Main Entrance From Second Floor
Lobby, Looking Northeast From Second Floor
HB1302199
Lobby, Looking Northeast From Second Floor
Lobby, Looking East From The Third Floor
HB1302200
Lobby, Looking East From The Third Floor
Looking At East Wall Of Old Faithful Inn From Third Floor.
HB1302201
Looking At East Wall Of Old Faithful Inn From Third Floor.
Guest Room Entrances On Third Floor.
HB1302202
Guest Room Entrances On Third Floor.
Looking Down (southeast) At Lobby From Widow
HB1302203
Looking Down (southeast) At Lobby From Widow's Walk To The Crow's Nest.
Looking Down (southwest) At Third Floor And Lobby From Widow
HB1302204
Looking Down (southwest) At Third Floor And Lobby From Widow's Walk To The Crow's Nest.
Looking Up At The Crow
HB1302205
Looking Up At The Crow's Nest From Widow's Walk.
The Crow
HB1302206
The Crow's Nest
Looking Out From The Crow
HB1302207
Looking Out From The Crow's Nest At West Wall And Lobby Below.
Stairway On Ground Floor, Old West Wing.
HB1302208
Stairway On Ground Floor, Old West Wing.
Dining Room From Balcony
HB1302209
Dining Room From Balcony
Dining Room, The Chimney Was Severely Damaged By An Earthquake In 1959 And Had To Be Reconstructed.
HB1302210
Dining Room, The Chimney Was Severely Damaged By An Earthquake In 1959 And Had To Be Reconstructed.
Dining Room, Looking (north) Back Toward Entrance
HB1302211
Dining Room, Looking (north) Back Toward Entrance
South Dining Room, Completed In 1922.
HB1302212
South Dining Room, Completed In 1922.
The Bear Pit (old Side Dining Room)
HB1302213
The Bear Pit (old Side Dining Room)


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Location
900' northeast of Snowlodge & 1050' west of Old Fa, Yellowstone National Park, WY

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS WY-87
National Register Number: 73000226
Significance: There are several significant facts pertaining to Old Faithful Inn of which not the least is the name itself. The name is known. Millions of this world's inhabitants, some living as far removed as halfway around it, could instantly affirm: "Yes, Old Faithful Inn takes its name from Old Faithful Geyser alongside which it is built. " So, the Inn is named for one of the world's best known natural wonders and for that reason has become well known itself. However, its claim to fame is not entirely based on its namesake, it is a structure possessing a considerable reputation of its own. Thus, in the course of a conversation one participant may mention an indoors event and say, "Yes, that happened at Old Faithful." Such a remark will elicit no question, the others present recognizing that it is the building which is referred to and being able, either from personal visitation or from their store of common knowledge, to conjure a vision of the place. ...

Subjects
Lodges


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. DINING ROOM, ENTRANCE
2. DINING ROOM, OBLIQUE VIEW OF ENTRANCE
3. DINING ROOML VIEW TOWARDS NORTH ALONG CENTRAL AISLE
4. DINING ROOM, SOUTHEAST CORNER
5. DINING ROOM, OBLIQUE VIEW OF SOUTHEAST CORNER
6. DINING ROOM, BAR AND LOUNGE AREA
7. DINING ROOM, BAR AND LOUNGE AREA
8. DINING ROOM, DOORS TO KITCHEN
9. DINING ROOM, NORTHWEST CORNER
10. DINING ROOM, VIEW TOWARDS WEST OF NORTHWEST CORNER
11. DINING ROOM, NORTHEAST CORNER
12. DINING ROOM, DETAIL OF FIREPLACE
13. DINING ROOM, DETAIL OF COLUMN AND BEAM POINT
14. DINING ROOM, DETAIL OF WEST WINDOW
15. LOOKING WEST TOWARD OLD FAITHFUL INN. THE INN'S NAMESAKE, OLD FAITHFUL GEYSER IS AT LEFT.
16. LOOKING WEST AT OLD FAITHFUL INN, MOST OF THE EAST WING IS VISIBLE TO THE LEFT. THE EAST WING ADDITION WAS BUILT BY THE INN'S ORIGINAL ARCHITECT, ROBERT C. REAMER IN 1913-14.
17. LOOKING EAST, OLD FAITHFUL INN, ENTRANCE DRIVE. (TAKEN FROM CHERRY-PICKER)
18. LOOKING SOUTH AT STEEPLY PITCHED, GABLED ROOF. THE UPPER DORMERS PROVIDE LIGHT IN THE LOBBY AND THE LOWER DORMERS OPEN INTO SOME OF THE ORIGINAL GUEST ROOMS IN THE INN. (TAKEN FROM CHERRY- PICKER)
19. REAR OF OLD FAITHFUL INN, LOOKING NORTH. (TAKEN FROM CHERRY-PICKER)
20. REAR OF OLD FAITHFUL INN, LOOKING NORTH-NORTHWEST.
21. REAR OF OLD FAITHFUL INN, LOOKING NORTH. SEMI-CIRCULAR SIDE DINING ROOM, NOW CALLED THE BEAR PIT WAS ADDED IN 1927. (TAKEN FROM CHERRY-PICKER)
22. REAR OF OLD FAITHFUL INN, LOOKING NORTHWEST AT THE BEAR PIT.
23. REAR OF OLD FAITHFUL INN, LOOKING WEST AT THE BEAR PIT.
24. REAR ENTRANCE TO LOBBY.
25. LOBBY FIREPLACE. NOTE THE GEYSER DECORATING THE FIREPLACE SCREEN AND THE WEIGHTS AND PENDULUM HANGING FROM THE CLOCK DESIGNED BY ARCHITECT ROBERT C. REAMER.
26. LOBBY, LOOKING NORTH TOWARD MAIN ENTRANCE FROM SECOND FLOOR. LOCAL LODGEPOLE PINE WHICH WAS VALUED FOR ITS INVARIABLE DIAMETER WAS USED TO CONSTRUCT THE COLUMNS AND BEAMS OF THE INN WHILE GNARLED OR DISEASED LOGS WERE SELECTED FOR THE BRACES AND BALUSTERS.
27. LOBBY, LOOKING NORTHEAST FROM SECOND FLOOR. THE STRUCTURE IN UPPER LEFT HAND SIDE OF PHOTOGRAPH, A MUSICIANS' PLATFORM CALLED 'THE CROW'S NEST' WAS BUILT IN THE GABLE.
28. LOBBY, LOOKING EAST FROM THE THIRD FLOOR. THE OBELISK SHAPED FIREPLACE IS FULLY VISIBLE AT THE RIGHT.
29. LOOKING AT EAST WALL OF OLD FAITHFUL INN FROM THIRD FLOOR.
30. GUEST ROOM ENTRANCES ON THIRD FLOOR.
31. LOOKING DOWN (SOUTHEAST) AT LOBBY FROM WIDOW'S WALK TO THE CROW'S NEST.
32. LOOKING DOWN (SOUTHWEST) AT THIRD FLOOR AND LOBBY FROM WIDOW'S WALK TO THE CROW'S NEST.
33. LOOKING UP AT THE CROW'S NEST FROM WIDOW'S WALK.
34. THE CROW'S NEST. IN THE EARLY YEARS OF THE INN MUSICIANS SAT AND PLAYED FOR THE GUESTS IN THE LOBBY BELOW. THE EARTHQUAKE IN 1959 CAUSED SOME STRUCTURAL DAMAGE AND NOW THE CROW'S NEST IS NOT ACCESSIBLE TO THE PUBLIC.
35. LOOKING OUT FROM THE CROW'S NEST AT WEST WALL AND LOBBY BELOW.
36. STAIRWAY ON GROUND FLOOR, OLD WEST WING.
37. DINING ROOM FROM BALCONY. THE DINING ROOM ROOF IS SUPPORTED BY A SCISSOR TRUSS SYSTEM REINFORCED WITH TURNBUCKLE IRON RODS AND GUSSET PLATES (NOTE: THIS SYSTEM DIFFERS FROM THE LOBBY).
38. DINING ROOM, THE CHIMNEY WAS SEVERELY DAMAGED BY AN EARTHQUAKE IN 1959 AND HAD TO BE RECONSTRUCTED.
39. DINING ROOM, LOOKING (NORTH) BACK TOWARD ENTRANCE. BEFORE 1907, GUESTS AT THE INN ATE FAMILY-STYLE AT LONG RECTANGULAR TABLES.
40. SOUTH DINING ROOM, COMPLETED IN 1922.
41. THE BEAR PIT (OLD SIDE DINING ROOM). THE ETCHINGS ON THE CEILING BEAMS AND COLUMNS OF PARK WILDLIFE ARE ORIGINAL TO THE OLD SIDE DINING ROOM. THE SIDE DINING ROOM WAS DESIGNED AND BUILT BY ROBERT REAMER IN 1927. IN 1962 WHEN IT WAS CONVERTED INTO THE BEAR PIT A WALL WAS ADDED BETWEEN THE THREE COLUMNS THAT SEPARATE THIS ROOM FROM THE MAIN DINING ROOM. THE ORIGINAL BEAR PIT ETCHINGS DEPICTING BEARS TENDING BAR AND PLAYING THE PIANO WERE MOUNTED ON THE WALL BETWEEN THE COLUMNS.
REAR VIEW OF OLD FAITHFUL INN, LOOKING NORTHWEST AT THE BEAR PIT.


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