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Constructed in 1916, this historic structure is home to an observatory and also serves as a memorial to Oregon pioneers. The museum features displays on history and geology of the Gorge and local history. The unique octagonal building was designed by Edgar M. Lazarus and offers one of the best views of the Columbia River Gorge.

The Crown Point Vista House was completed in 1918. It was designed by Edgar M. Lazarus. With its marble interior and brass fixtures, some Oregonians at the time derided it as the "$100,000 Outhouse"