Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter was the visionary designer behind Grand Canyon's most recognizable buildings.

Parkitecture by Mary Colter – One of America’s first woman Architects.

Parkitecture by Mary Colter

Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter was the visionary designer behind Grand Canyon's most recognizable buildings. Drawing on ancient Native American structures for inspiration, Colter (one of only a handful of female architects in her day) created structures that blended in with their settings physically and culturally, spawning an architectural movement — National Park Rustic — on display at parks across the country. 

Parkitecture by Mary Colter

Desert View Watchtower, also known as the Indian Watchtower at Desert View, is a 70-foot (21 m)-high stone building located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon within Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. 

The Fred Harvey Company was the owner of the Harvey House chain of restaurants, hotels, and other hospitality industry businesses alongside railroads in the western United States. The company traces its origins to the 1875 opening of two railroad eating houses located at Wallace, Kansas and Hugo, Colorado on the Kansas Pacific Railway.

Hopi House is located on the South Rim of the Grand Canyon, within Grand Canyon National Park in the U.S. state of Arizona. Hopi House is a component of the multi-site Mary Jane Colter Buildings National Historic.

 

 

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