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Wawona Hotel And Thomas Hill Studio

Wawona, California
County of Mariposa.
Yosemite National Park, Highway 41
National Register Number: 75000223
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - hotel. The threat level was Watch in
Congressional District: CA-19 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Hotel; www.yosemitepark.com/html/accom_wawona.html.
Web Site: www.yosemitepark.com/html/accom_wawona.html.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 28, 1987):
Constructed between 1876 and 1918, these structures comprise the largest existing Victorian hotel complex within a National Park. The complex, which has served as a hostelry continuously for over a century, represents rural California architectural styles, its wood-frame structures laid out in a relatively formal pattern. One of the structures (the "Pavilion") was the studio of landscape painter Thomas Hill during the last 22 years of his life.

The Wawona Hotel is currently undergoing a Historic Structures Report along with the Thomas Hill Studio. The whole complex will be under pressure to modernize and update its systems including accessibility.

The Wawona has had its roof shingles replaced.

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