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Moraine Lodge and White Cabins

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1910. Bear Lake Road (NRD)

In 1935 the National Park Service purchased the two-story log lodge and converted it to a visitors' center. Built into the slope of a glacial moraine, it has a concrete foundation covered by uncoursed rubblestone. Log walls and an overhung shingle roof, the generous porch, and the stone chimney make this a picturesque addition to a scenic mountain meadow. Inside are mounted wildlife specimens, dioramas, fireplace lounge, and shops. Five small rustic cabins nearby include the William Allen White Cabin (c. 1914), where the famed Kansas journalist summered until his death in 1944.

Writing Credits

Thomas J. Noel


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Thomas J. Noel, "Moraine Lodge and White Cabins", [, Colorado], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

Print Source

Buildings of Colorado, Thomas J. Noel. New York: Oxford University Press, 1997, 238-238.

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