Depending on where you’re from, you might know Robert Reamer for one or a couple of things. Nationally, he’s famed as the mastermind behind the stunning parkitecture that defined Yellowstone National Park in the early 20th century, including the famed Old Faithful Inn, the Lake Hotel, and the late Canyon Hotel.
But if you live in the Pacific Northwest, Reamer’s work from the 1920s and 1930s surrounds us in our daily lives. In Seattle alone, Reamer’s work stretches from downtown to the University District, including the recently-renovated Edward Meany Hotel (aka Hotel Deca, aka Graduate Seattle). but you can find his touches all over Washington State, from Bellingham to Spokane to Grays Harbor County.
His work for the Parks Service showed his command of a variety of different architectural styles, but add in his Northwest work and the array is incredible, ranging from theaters to office towers. Chances are you know at least a couple of these eight works.Read More