Image 1 of 1

dt2599mckenzie-observatory.jpg

Add to Cart Add to Lightbox Download
Oregon, northeast - central, Interior of Dee Wright Observatory. The Civilian Conservation Corps took advantage of local materials and built this open structure. Most agree that construction took place in 1935. A “peak finder” on top with the date 1937 indicates when the finder was added. Each arch shape viewing hole or window in the interior allows viewing of a particular mountain peak. There are other smaller what I can only describe as peep holes, that also point towards peaks. Bronze plaques embedded next to the windows and holes explain what you’re looking at. A paved trail leads up this structure that looks as if it grew out of the stone. Some would call it gothic in appearance. Regardless, it’s an impressive work reflecting construction ingenuity.
Copyright
©Leland Howard of Howard Fine Art Nature Photography
Image Size
12070x5564 / 45.6MB
Contained in galleries
Oregon, North-central, Old Barns and Historical Structures
Oregon, northeast - central, Interior of Dee Wright Observatory. The Civilian Conservation Corps took advantage of local materials and built this open structure. Most agree that construction took place in 1935. A “peak finder” on top with the date 1937 indicates when the finder was added. Each arch shape viewing hole or window in the interior allows viewing of a particular mountain peak. There are other smaller what I can only describe as peep holes, that also point towards peaks. Bronze plaques embedded next to the windows and holes explain what you’re looking at.  A paved trail leads up this structure that looks as if it grew out of the stone. Some would call it gothic in appearance. Regardless, it’s an impressive work reflecting construction ingenuity.