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Painted Desert Inn

Petrified Forest National Park, Arizona
County of Navajo.
Off US 40, Petrified Forest National Park
National Register Number: 87001421
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - hotel. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Congressional District: AZ-1 Certified Local Government: NO
This NHL offers public access.
Please contact the NHL directly for visitor information.
Current use/information: Museum in Petrified Forest National Park; See www.nps.gov/pefo &.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 28, 1987):
Constructed between 1937 and 1940 in the Spanish-Pueblo Revival style, the interior spaces have unusually high quality of design. Particularly notable is the former Trading Post Room, illuminated by a translucent skylight with multiple panes of glass painted in designs of prehistoric Pueblo pottery. The murals are by the late Hopi artist, Fred Kabotie.

Condition:
The landmark is in good condition.

The whole building and exterior have been rehabilitated.


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