Mary Colter's Building - Lookout Studio
Located in Grand Canyon National Park's Historic District on the South Rim.
Lookout Studio was yet another building designed by Mary Colter at the Grand Canyon. It was completed in 1914, the same year Hermit’s Rest was completed eight miles west of the Village. In keeping with her style of architecture, Lookout Studio was carefully designed with native stone and an irregular roof line to blend into the rim of the Grand Canyon. On the porch of Lookout Studio was a high power telescope, now on display in the History Room of the Bright Angel Lodge.
At Lookout Studio, visitors could view the features of the Grand Canyon and watch mule riders descending into the Canyon. Like Hopi House, it was designed to imitate the stone dwellings of the Pueblo Indians of the southwest. The chimney was made of irregular stones, which allowed soil and debris to collect between the cracks. Plants found a niche for growing, which further blended the building into its surroundings. A lounge was inside the studio with a fireplace and an art room where postcards and artwork were for sale. NPS Photo by Michael Quinn.
D1457 LOOKOUT STUDIO (1914) DESIGNED BY MARY COLTER, IS PERCHED ON THE EDGE OF THE CANYON IN THE SOUTH RIM HISTORIC DISTRICT, GRAND CANYON N. P. NPS PHOTO.
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LOOKOUT STUDIO FRONT ENTRANCE. PLANTS GROWING ON THE ROOF. VISITOR'S TELESCOPE. CIRCA 1915. SANTA FE RR PHOTO.
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LOOKOUT STUDIO DURING CONSTRUCTION. FRESH DIRT FILL ON LOWER TERRACES. GRCA 15835. CIRCA 1914. NPS PHOTO.
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"LOOKOUT HOUSE AT HEAD OF BRIGHT ANGEL TRAIL." BOARDWALK. 3 MEN. FROM STEREOVIEW. CIRCA 1919. KEYSTONE STEREOGRAPH.
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LOOKOUT STUDIO. "IN THE TELESCOPE TOWER" (CANYON IMAGE PASTED IN WINDOW) COUPLE VIEWING CANYON. GRCA 50633 CIRCA 1915. SANTA FE RR PHOTO.
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LOOKOUT STUDIO. INTERIOR WITH COUCH, NAVAJO RUGS, STAIRWAY AND SALES AREA. GRCA 50632. CIRCA 1915. SANTA FE RR PHOTO
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EAST FACING EXPOSURE OF LOOKOUT STUDIO. VISITORS VIEWING CANYON FROM DIFFERENT LEVELS. CIRCA 1915. SANTA FE RR PHOTO.
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LOOKOUT STUDIO: SOUTHERN EXPOSURE SHOWING ROOF OVERHANG ON BOTH SIDES. GRCA 15830. CIRCA 1935. NPS.
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LOOKOUT STUDIO: VIEW DOWN RIM TRAIL TO WEST FACING ELEVATION. GRCA 15833. CIRCA 1935. NPS.
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VIEW NORTH AT EAST FACING EXPOSURE OF LOOKOUT STUDIO. 2 HAND DRAWN LANTERNS ATOP POLES ON UPPER LANDING. SEVERAL PEOPLE. CIRCA 1915. SANTA FE RR PHOTO.
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