Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Painted Desert Inn



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The Painted Desert Inn National Historic Landmark was originally built as a trading post, inn and restaurant for travelers along Route 66 in Arizona. It was originally built of petrified wood and other native stone in the 1920s. The building was extensively remodeled in the Pueblo Revival style during the late 1930s by the CCC. The inn now serves as a museum in the Petrified Forest National Park.

If you would like to see what this photo looks like as a drawing, click HERE.

21 comments:

Ann said...

I can't see the timber, did they plaster the logs with mud to keep it cool?
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Mildred said...

Very interesting, George.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

This building looks very interesting.I'll bet there are many fascinating things inside.

London Is Cool said...

Looks like an interesting place with some real history behind it. I wonder if they are still operational or whether it is a just a tourist attraciton?

A Lady's Life said...

It looks like a cool building. Exactly what is required in Arizona.

I would be very inclined to visit this place out of curiosity to see how it is inside. Wow!

Busy Bee Suz said...

I love those old adobe buildings!!!

Ginny said...

Interesting looking stuff that it's made out of, really smooth and bumpy. It reminds me of a Mexican fort!

Sandra said...

truly and interesting building. i like adobe, we have quite a bit of it here in florida

Kim, USA said...

It's a good thing they restore this place. And I love the red hue on this building. Great shot!

Big bucket

imac said...

Its a pity its not still an Inn - like the drawing too George.

Magia da InĂªs said...

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EG Wow said...

I love the look of adobe. And the colour here is wonderful in contrast to the pure blue sky.

rainfield61 said...

I am glad it is now a museum.

LV said...

I found this a very interesting place many, many years ago.

SandyCarlson said...

This post takes me completely to another world. Thanks!

Linnea said...

Love the color contrasts with that blue sky. The building almost looks like it's made out of play doh! Great choice for a line drawing! I visited the Painted Desert several years ago. I don't remember seeing this building though...

Kirigalpoththa said...

Very interesting structure!

Life Ramblings said...

it's great that this place is still wonderfully preserved.

Lynda said...

Pueblo Revival Style - - that is the first time I have ever heard of it and I watch a lot of HGTV!

Janie said...

What a lot of history in this building. I love the natural architecture. It seems to be carved out of the southwest landscape.

Ryan said...

Isn't this the town of Bedrock...WILMA!!!!!