Lookout Studio

Lookout Studio (HMQFQ)

Location: Grand Canyon Village, AZ 86023 Coconino County
Country: United States of America

N 36° 3.444', W 112° 8.449'

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The Fred Harvey Company built Lookout Studio in 1914, in part to compete with the Kolb Brothers Studio located slightly west along the rim. Called "The Lookout," Fred Harvey's studio offered telescopic views, photographs, and books about the canyon.

Designed by Mary Colter, Lookout Studio is an early example of a park structure that blends with its setting. Its low, rough-cut limestone design adheres to ideas expressed by pioneer landscape architect Frederick Law Olmstead, who felt that any park structure that drew attention away from the works of nature and to the works of man was inappropriate. From within the canyon, Lookout Studio is barely visible.
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Placed ByNational Park Service
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 2:41am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)12S E 397253 N 3990917
Decimal Degrees36.05740000, -112.14081667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 36° 3.444', W 112° 8.449'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds36° 3' 26.64" N, 112° 8' 26.94" W
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Area Code(s)928
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 109 Rim Trail, Grand Canyon Village AZ 86023, US
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