Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area
Crown Point (“Thor’s Heights”) State Scenic Corridor
40700 E. Historic Columbia River Highway
Corbett, OR 97019
Dedicated: May 5, 1918
Rededication: May 5, 2006
Architecture: Gothic-Jugendstil (“Art Nouveau”)
Architect: Edgar M. Lazarus (1868-1939)
Construction Supervisor: John B. Yeon
Owned by: State of Oregon (1938)
Managed by: Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept.
Volunteer Support Organization:
Friends of Vista House (est. 1982)
Exterior Diameter at base: 44’ (octagonal)
Lower Level Diameter: 64’
Interior Area: 3,318 square feet
Elevation: 733’ above the Columbia River
Observation Deck: 360o
Visitors/year: Approximately 1 million
Interior: Alaskan Tokeen Marble, Kasota Limestone
Roof: Terra Cotta Green/Gold Glazed Tiles
Windows: Steel Frame with Opalescent Art Glass
Crown Point Natural Landmark (1971)
National Register of Historic Places (1974)
National Historic Landmark (2000)
Our mission is to steward, preserve and protect the historic Vista House at Crown Point State Park by developing and enhancing interpretive and educational programs that foster a better understanding of Vista House, Oregon’s pioneers, the Historic Columbia River Highway and (Columbia River) Gorge.
This is a must see for anyone interested in the Vista House. Select here to view the movie.
Help us keep the doors to the Vista House open. Take a minute and select here for membership information.
Call to All Regional Artists, Authors, Handcrafters, Designers and Cultural Professionals! Gift Store Jury Schedule for Merchandise Consideration for 2013 will be Feb 16, March 16, April 13, May 18, June 15 and July 20 (All jury dates are on Saturdays, Hours from 1 to 2 PM) Juries will be held at Rooster Rock State Park in the Park Office Select here to learn more.