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Encyclopedia > Old Faithful Inn
Old Faithful Inn (larger version)
Old Faithful Inn (larger version)
The interior contains four stories of balconies.
The interior contains four stories of balconies.

The Old Faithful Inn is a hotel located in Yellowstone National Park, with a clear view of the renowned Old Faithful Geyser. The inn's architect was Robert Reamer. With its spectacular log and limb lobby and massive stone fireplace, the inn is a prime example of the "Golden Age" of rustic resort architecture. It is also unique in that it is one of the few log hotels still standing in the United States. Photo taken by Daniel Mayer and released under terms of the GNU FDL. File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 225 KB) Summary Interior of the w:Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high resolution version (1536x2048, 225 KB) Summary Interior of the w:Old Faithful Inn, Yellowstone National Park. ... For the next-generation airliner series from Boeing, see Boeing Yellowstone Project. ... Old Faithful Geyser, short period eruption The Old Faithful Geyser, located in Yellowstone National Park is perhaps the worlds most famous geyser. ... Robert Reamer (1873-1938) was a western American architect, most famous for the Old Faithful Inn in Yellowstone Park. ... Rustic could refer to: Rustic (hip hop artist) The Rustic, a noctuid moth This is a disambiguation page, a list of pages that otherwise might share the same title. ...


Initial construction was carried out over the winter of 1903-1904, largely using locally-obtained materials including lodgepole pine and rhyolite stone. When the Old Faithful Inn first opened in the Spring of 1904, it boasted electric lights and steam heat.


The Inn has been expanded and modified several times over the years. In 1913 the East Wing was added, and in 1922 the dining room was enlarged. In 1927-1928 the West Wing was built, and the front of the main building was extended. All of these modifications were carried out under the supervision of the original architect, Robert Reamer.


The facility was closed for the duration of the Second World War (along with all other hotels in the park) and the park was unprepared for the huge number of visitors in 1946.


On August 17, 1959 the Old Faithful Inn was shaken by a massive earthquake which collapsed the dining room fireplace chimney, and also damaged the huge lobby fireplace, reducing the number of usable hearths from eight to two. The building was partially shaken loose from its foundations, and access to some of the upper levels had to be restricted for safety reasons. There were no deaths or serious injuries at the Inn as a result of the earthquake. The dining room fireplace was rebuilt, but the outside portion of the lobby fireplace chimney was replaced with a single steel pipe, visible in the above photo.


It was designated a National Historic Landmark in 1987. In 1988 the inn was seriously threatened by the massive North Fork Fire, but was saved by the actions of firefighters, volunteers, and a sprinkler system which was installed on the roof the previous year. USS Constitution. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The high-range rooms in this establishment were renovated in 1998 and 1999. The Inn is now over 100 years old, and celebrated its centennial in 2004. In the same year, a massive, multi-million dollar renovation project was begun, scheduled to last into 2007. When finished, the building will meet current seismic codes, and will have completely new wiring, plumbing, and heating systems. Leftover damage from the 1959 earthquake will finally be repaired, and floors and roofing will be replaced. The floor surrounding the large fireplace in the main lobby will be lowered by nearly a foot to bring it back to Reamer's earlier design. Wherever possible, appearances and layouts will be restored to their original configurations. 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... 1999 (MCMXCIX) was a common year starting on Friday, and was designated the International Year of Older Persons by the United Nations. ...


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Old Faithful Inn - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (544 words)
The Old Faithful Inn is a hotel located in Yellowstone National Park, with a clear view of the renowned Old Faithful Geyser.
With its spectacular log and limb lobby and massive stone fireplace, the inn is a prime example of the "Golden Age" of rustic resort architecture.
On August 17, 1959 the Old Faithful Inn was shaken by a massive earthquake which collapsed the dining room fireplace chimney, and also damaged the huge lobby fireplace, reducing the number of usable hearths from eight to two.
Buffalo Bill Historical Center (1573 words)
Old Faithful Geyser is an icon of the National Park Service and an enduring symbol of the United States.
Throughout the 2004 season, the sprawling Old Faithful Inn, the heart and soul of Yellowstone National Park, is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
In August 1959, the structure was shaken by the deadly Hebgen Lake earthquake - 7.5 on the Richter scale - its epicenter to the north and west of Old Faithful.
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