Bright Angel Hotel


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James Thurber built the Bright Angel Hotel in 1896 (the building to the left).  The building on the right is Buckey O'Neill's cabin, built at about the same time.  Thurber acquired the cabin after O'Neill died in 1898.  Martin Buggeln bought the hotel in 1901 and added the structure between the two buildings (where Thurber had had a tent).

According to the Grand Canyon Association’s Nature, Culture, and History at the Grand Canyon site, “during his time at the Canyon, O’Neill built two log structures: a cabin beside the early Bright Angel Hotel which he used as an office, and a bunkhouse a few yards back among the Ponderosa pines.” And “In 1935 Mary Jane Elizabeth Colter, working as an architect for the Fred Harvey Company, remodeled O’Neill’s cabin to serve as a guest cottage. Today it is part of the Bright Angel Cabin complex, and is considered the oldest continuously standing structure on the rim.”

Today the Bright Angel Lodge is a hotel complex at the South Rim of the Grand Canyon in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. The lodge is a complex of cabins around a central lodge building, directly on the edge of the canyon. The rustic lodge complex is a major contributing structure in the Grand Canyon Village National Historic Landmark District. Source: Wikipedia


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