|What makes it historical?
||This log and stone lodge was built from lodgepole pine and rhyolite in the winter of 1903-04, the first in an architectural style called National Park Service Rustic, or more colloquially, parkitecture! That style incorporates local stone and lumber to make the park’s buildings as local and authentic as possible!
The Old Faithful Inn was designed by Robert Reamer of the Yellowstone Park Company, an affiliate of the Northern Pacific Railway. That company was the park concessionaire charged with replacing the Upper Geyser Basin Hotel, which had burned down. Originally they were going to go with a more conventional Queen Anne style, but Mr. Reamer took it in a whole new direction, based on buildings in the Adirondacks of New York! Since then, two wings have been added to Mr. Reamer’s Old House structure!