Happy Birthday Vista House – 99 years and counting!

Vista House Dedication May 5, 1918

Every year on May 5,  since 1918, there is a celebration for Vista House, the majestic, historic building perched high above the Columbia River on Crown Point, with such an incredible view.  When Vista House was dedicated 99 years ago there was much ado made over this beautiful building that was designed to be a “comfort station” for motorists. The Oregonian reported that this rest stop was “intended to be the finishing achievement for the greatest highway in America” and architect Edgar M. Lazarus turned the functional need for “facilities” into a grand building and a memorial to the settlers who made the arduous trek west on the Oregon Trail.

Come join us this year on Friday, May 5 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM as we celebrate 99 years with birthday cake, music, and visiting antique cars. Next year? Yes, there will be much ado made over the beloved building as it reaches the 100 year milestone, save the date!

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Posted on April 25, 2017, in Cultural History, Programs & Events. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Alyson Fairweather

    Thanks. Delighted to hear from you again!

    On 25 April 2017 at 21:45, Columbia River GORGEOUS wrote:

    > gorgeranger posted: ” Every year on May 5, since 1918, there is a > celebration for Vista House, the majestic, historic building perched high > above the Columbia River on Crown Point with such an incredible view. When > Vista House was dedicated 99 years ago there was much ad” >

  2. Claudia Brooks

    Thank you for continuing this wonderful BLOG about the Vista House and the Gorge.

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