Hermit's Rest - National Historic Landmark
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Bernd das Brot Team
N 36° 03.744 W 112° 12.624
12S E 390993 N 3991547
Quick Description: One of the many spectacular buildings designed by Mary Colter
Location: Arizona, United States
Date Posted: 1/25/2007 7:53:49 AM
Waymark Code: WM15TF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member az_pistolero
Views: 234

Long Description:

Hermits Rest, the Grand Canyon’s westernmost viewpoint was named for the "hermit" Louis Boucher, a 19th-century French-Canadian prospector who had a number of mining claims and a roughly built home down in the canyon. The stone building and the arch at Hermits Rest were built in 1914.

Mary Colter, architect and designer of Hermits Rest was one of the first female architects working in rugged conditions. She created a series of landmark hotels and commercial lodges through the southwest, including the Phantom Ranch buildings at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, Bright Angel Lodge and the 70-foot Desert View Watchtower.

Main structure of Hermit's Rest, designed by southwest architect Mary Colter

Marker Name: Hermit's Rest

Type of history commemorated: Place

County: Coconino

Name of any agency/ agencies setting marker:
National Park Service

Year placed: 1987

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