She knows every inch of the landmark lodge
With all the restoration projects and artwork to catalog, hotel workers realized the storied Timberline Lodge needed a curator more than...
Seattle Times staff reporter
With all the restoration projects and artwork to catalog, hotel workers realized the storied Timberline Lodge needed a curator more than a concierge.
The right person, the Timberline brain trust soon realized, was already working there.
Linny Adamson became the curator in 1979, after administrators realized this local weaver had demonstrated a deft hand in re-creating many of the lodge's original draperies.
These days, her imprint is on every corner, wall and piece of furniture, either through her hands or under her guidance.
All the fabric and cushions on the original couches and chairs were re-created to follow the exact patterns from the 1930s. She updates the display cases of artifacts and decides which artwork to feature. She notices every rip in every handmade rug or scratch on every wall mural.
So who better to ask about the details of this National Historic Landmark then this 56-year-old historian?
Her favorite guest rooms: Room 109 with the fireplace. Great view of Mount Hood. The room "has soft pastel colors with trillium motif." Nice details of wood carving on the bed and cabinets.
Room 110 is her favorite room with a view of the valleys. One of the biggest rooms. It has a fireplace and unusual designs, she said.
Most commonly asked question: What's that telescope-shaped contraption sticking to the wide window on the third floor of the bar? It's a metal brace to keep the window from vibrating during major windstorms, she said.
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