Ernest A. Davidson
Ernest A. Davidson was an American architect.
Among his works are two National Park Service building complexes at Mt. Rainier National Park:
- Longmire Buildings, which was designated to be a National Historic Landmark, and
- Yakima Park Stockade Group, also a National Historic Landmark
In 1932, Ernest A. Davidson pondered the result of development in Mt. Rainier's Yakima Park, noting it could be classed as a failure "since the area is far less attractive" than before construction, or it might be considered a great success "since the general appearance and result is far superior to those other developments with which comparison may be made, and `just grew' like topsy" (p. 322).
Quote is from Wilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture and the National Park Service / Building the National Parks: Historic Landscape Design and Construction, Environmental History, Oct 1998, by James A. Pritchard which is a book review of two books (Wilderness by Design: Landscape Architecture and the National Park Service. By Ethan Carr. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1998. viii + 378 pp., and Building the National Parks: Historic Landscape Design and Construction. By Linda Flint McClelland. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1998. xxv + 591 pp. )
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