Bright Angel Lodge Historic Park

 Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona   

National Park Service

US Department of the Interior Historic Preservation Program

National Register of Historic Places
Grand Canyon Lodge 

(added 1982 - Coconino County - #82001721) 


The Bright Angel Lodge, another National Historic Landmark, is located on the site of historic Bright Angel Camp on the South Rim. This log-and-native-stone lodge, designed by architect Mary Elizabeth Jane Colter and opened in 1935, has been called Colter's ultimate Grand Canyon achievement with its environmentally sensitive, pioneer-style construction. A dramatic wooden thunderbird, which Colter called "the bright angel of the sky," hangs above the mantelpiece of the lobby's huge fireplace.

W | A Associates performed field observation of the conditions of construction of the materials and elements of the buildings’ structural systems to assess the need for repair and improvement.  Review of the following building were included in the study:  Bright Angel Lodge, the “Historic Cabins”, the “Rim Cabins," Redhorse Inn Bucky O'Neill Lodge and Powell Lodge.

Our evaluation also included limited review of original project construction drawings to identify original materials, inaccessible structural framing, and areas of change to the original construction that may impact the structural integrity of the buildings.