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The Mount Rainier National Park in Pierce County, Washington is blessed with nature?s amazing beauty. Adding to the park?s priceless treasures is the Paradise Inn, a popular early 20th century historic hotel.

Designed in 1915, the inn was designed by architect Frederick Heath of Heath, Grove and Bell, and built in cooperation with the Rainier National Park Company. The hotel was named after Paradise, the area where it stands. The hotel is located 5,400 feet aboveground at the southern slopes of Mountain Rainier. Local materials were used in the construction such as native stones, salvaged weathered timbers and cedar shingles. The exposed cedar logs provide the main structural framework of the inn. The distinct silvery color of the hotel comes from the aged timbers. As part of the park?s style of Rustic architecture, a green roof was built over the initial choice of red in order for the hotel to blend with the natural environment. The inn opened on July 1, 1917.

Paradise Inn was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1987. It is part of the Paradise Historic District.
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