Crown Point Vista House
An observatory at Crown Point and a memorial to Oregon pioneers. The museum features displays on history and geology of the Gorge and local history. The museum is housed in a 1916 octagonal building designed by Edgar M. Lazarus and has beautiful with views of the Columbia River Gorge.
Backstory and Context
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"