Jackson Lake Lodge

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Jackson Lake Lodge
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Jackson Lake Lodge
LocationMoran, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming, USA 83013[1]
Coordinates43°52′39″N 110°34′36″W / 43.87750°N 110.57667°W / 43.87750; -110.57667Coordinates: 43°52′39″N 110°34′36″W / 43.87750°N 110.57667°W / 43.87750; -110.57667
MPSGrand Teton National Park MPS
NRHP reference No.03001039
Significant dates
Added to NRHPJuly 31, 2003
Designated NHLJuly 31, 2003[2]
Jackson Lake Lodge outlook . View over the Willow Flats area to the Teton Range with the Mount Moran and his Skillet Glacier (12605 ft) in the middle.

Jackson Lake Lodge is located near Moran in Grand Teton National Park, in the U.S. state of Wyoming.[3] The lodge has 385 rooms, a restaurant, conference rooms, and offers numerous recreational opportunities. The lodge is owned by the National Park Service, and operated under contract by the Grand Teton Lodge Company. The Grand Teton Lodge Company also manages the Jenny Lake Lodge, as well as cabins, restaurants and other services at Colter Bay Village.[4] The lodge is located east of Jackson Lake adjacent to prime moose habitat below the Jackson Lake Dam.

In 1950, John D. Rockefeller Jr. called on architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood to design the Jackson Lake Lodge. This building marked the transition in the National Park System from rustic to modern design. Underwood revolutionized park architecture by combining modern materials with rustic accents, such as the wood grain-textured concrete seen on this building. Rockefeller developed the lodge to help make parks accessible to all Americans. Although the lodge was originally criticized for being too modern, it harmonizes with the natural surroundings with a low profile receding amid the aspen and pine trees. Landscapers planted native species mimicking the local environment.

In 2003, the lodge was listed as a National Historic Landmark. Designed by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood and completed in 1955, the lodge is an example of the National Park Service's interpretation of the International Style which was commonly seen in structures built on U.S. Government parklands in the mid-20th century. The lodge combines elements of the more rustic structures of the earlier decades of the 20th century with a more modern design elements that became standard for the next couple of decades.[2][5]

The Federal Reserve holds an annual economic symposium at the lodge in late summer, hosted by the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and attended by prominent economic policymakers from around the world.[6]

Old Jackson Lake Lodge[edit]

The resort complex was built over the site of the Amoretti Hotel and Camp Company's Jackson Lake Lodge, built by Eugene Amoretti of Lander, Wyoming from 1922. Amoretti's lodge, boasting the first hot and cold running water in the valley, featured guest cabins and tent cabins. It was purchased by the Snake River Land Company in 1930 and continued to operate until 1953, when its 23 cabins were demolished in favor of the new resort.[7]

The Jackson Lake Lodge was designated a National Historic Landmark on July 31, 2003.[2]

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  1. ^ "Jackson Lake Lodge by AreaG2". AreaG2, Inc. Retrieved 2009-01-04.
  2. ^ a b c "Jackson Lake Lodge". National Historic Landmarks Program. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2010-11-05. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
  3. ^ "Jackson Lake Lodge, USGS Two Ocean Lake (WY) Topo Map" (Map). TopoQuest. Retrieved 2008-07-04.
  4. ^ "Jackson Lake Lodge". Grand Teton Lodge Company. Archived from the original on 2007-02-02. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
  5. ^ "Jackson Lake Lodge National Historic Landmark". State of Wyoming. Retrieved 2007-01-29.
  6. ^ Todd, Tim; Medley, Bill (2011). In Late August: The Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City’s Jackson Hole Economic Policy Symposium. Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City.
  7. ^ "Chapter 15: Tourists". A Place Called Jackson Hole: A Historic Resource Study of Grand Teton National Park. National Park Service. 2008-08-12. Archived from the original on 23 October 2012. Retrieved 15 April 2011.
View of the Grand Tetons from "the big window" at Jackson Lake Lodge

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