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Built with Pride and Purpose: Oregon's Majestic Timberline Lodge
Exhibit on Display at OSL

The second floor exhibit for 2018 tells the story of recreation on Mount Hood and the planning and building of Timberline Lodge, using historic books, magazines, pamphlets and maps from the library’s Special and regular collections. The centerpiece of the exhibit is The Crafts of Timberline, a presentation album of photographs and plans of furniture and textiles hand crafted for the Lodge. A copy of the album was presented to Eleanor Roosevelt. Only 3 or 4 of these albums were made.

Timberline Lodge is the crown jewel of Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects in Oregon. When WPA funds were made available for the project in December 1935, Gilbert Stanley Underwood was selected as principal architect and Margery Hoffman Smith was selected the interior designer. Workers on the project came primarily from the WPA, but some jobs were performed by members of the Civilian Conservation Corps. The Lodge was dedicated by President Franklin D. Roosevelt on September 28, 1937, was officially turned over to the Forest Service in January 1938, and opened to the public in February of that year.

The exhibit is open to the public during normal business hours, 8-5, Monday-Friday.