The Hood River Glacier, Hood River, OR., November 4, 1920, page 1


     A crew of men is now engaged in excavating for the new tourist hotel at Wau-Guin-Guin. The new hostelry will be three stories with a full basement. The plans call for a roof garden, and a huge search light, to play on the surrounding snow peaks and the scenic points of the gorge, will be installed. The ground measurements of the hotel are 185x96 feet. A wide verandah will overlook the falls of Phelps creek, which leap for 200 feet over the canyon side at the point. Landscaping will make the most of the creek which meanders through the grounds.
     Trucks are now engaged in hauling crushed rock, sand and cement to the site of the new building, to be erected by the Dinwiddie Construction Co., of Portland. The structure will be of concrete. It will be ready for the heavy tourist traffic expected next spring.

©  Jeffrey L. Elmer