Mary Colter went to work for the Fred Harvey Company as
an architect at a time when there
were few architects and women were not even allowed to be licensed. Mary Colter had to design
buildings under the supervision of a man who was licensed and also worked for the Fred Harvey
Company. When most American Architects were copying the European style she designed
buildings to fit in to the landscape and history of the people who lived there.
The Watchtower at Desert View.
The inside of Hermit's Lodge
Mary Colter also designed Phantom Ranch. (A hotel)
Sorry. I do not have a picture of Phantom Ranch, which is at the bottom of the canyon, about 10 miles from the rim. Maybe next time. There are two ways down, donkeys which I don't trust and feet which I do trust. Just remember, feet that go down must in this case come up. I know that many of you are thinking helicopter. Unfortunately they only allow helicopters to evacuate the sick and injured. Everything from supplies and equipment to Rangers and Ranch staff must use donkeys or feet.
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