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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
Restoration (2001-2006)
Rededication: May 5, 2006
Handicap accessible

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’
Height: 55‘
Interior Area: 3,318 square feet
Elevation: 733’ above the Columbia River
Observation Deck: 360o
Visitors/year: Approximately 1 million

Architectural Materials
Exterior: Sandstone
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: To help preserve and protect the historic Vista House and to provide information and interpretive programs about it's history and the Columbia River Gorge.

Friends of Vista House is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations and membership fees are tax deductible.

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