Mount Hood's Timberline Lodge: An introduction to its architects and architecture
Wood, Ann Claggett
Widrig, Walter M.
Master of Arts
Mount Hood's Timberline Lodge built in 1936 and 1937 is the realization of the collective goals of the influential Portland businessmen of the Mount Hood Recreational Association, the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service, and the Works Progress Administration. The resolution of the sometimes conflicting needs and aspirations of these organizations contributed to the selection of the talented architectural team responsible for the design of the lodge. The consulting architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood participated in the initial development of the Timberline Lodge project, and offered his counsel during the development of the project. As the previously unknown documentation of their background reveals, the Forest Service architects, William Irving Turner, Linn Argyle Forrest, Howard Lester Gifford, and Dean Roland Edson Wright, were men well qualified to carry out the project. The final design of Timberline Lodge is the result of their collaboration.
Art history; Design and decorative arts; Architecture