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Paradise Inn (1917)

An important decorative element in the lobby is the hand-crafted cedar furniture. During the winter of 1916-1917, Hans Fraehnke, a creative German woodcrafter, lived at Paradise Inn. To help pass the time during the long winter, he crafted a piano, a grandfather clock, and probably the woodwork around the registration desk.25

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Photograph by Jack E. Boucher, 1996, National Park Service, Historic American Buildings Survey. [Library of Congress reproduction number: HABS, WASH,27-PARA,1- (HABS WA-223-8)]

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