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The Ahwahnee, Cultural Landscape Report
Yosemite National Park

  • Northern California

In anticipation of a future rehabilitation at The Ahwahnee in Yosemite National Park, ARG prepared a set of comprehensive planning documents, a Historic Structures Report, a Cultural Landscape Report, and a Historic Furnishings Report. The Ahwahnee, an NHL, is significant for its site, setting, materials, design quality, craftsmanship, and artistic value. In 1927 the landscape plan the grounds was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted, Jr. The CLR, prepared in collaboration with AECOM, discusses the significance of The Ahwahnee, proposes a new period of significance, and defines a 35-acre study area boundary that includes the full extent of the cultural landscape and encompasses all contributing features. Like the HSR, the CLR text incorporates hundreds of images, maps, and plans to illustrate landscape conditions, significance, and recommendations.