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Paradise Inn (1917)

Exposed Alaska Yellow Cedar logs characterize the lobby of Paradise Inn. The structural system of posts, beams and trusses is augmented by a system of cables, and iron straps (late 1970s) wrapped around the first-floor structural posts to keep them from checking under heavy snow loads. The lobby has a parquet floor (non-historic) and wall finishes of beaded siding and painted fiberboard. Japanese lanterns, common in resort hotels of that period, were replaced with parchment-colored shades painted with pictures of local fauna.24

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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,2- (HABS WA-220-52)]

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