Robert Reamer designed the front of the Inn to face away from
Old Faithful so that approaching guests could view the famous
geyser directly as they arrived.
   The postcard above, produced by Detroit Publishing Company
in 1905, shows the approach to the Old Faithful Inn as Reamer
planned it. Even as coaches pulled under the overhanging porch
and up to the front door, the geyser remained constantly in view.
   The linen-era postcard (ca 1930s) below shows the same
approach, with the extended porch that Reamer designed for the
1927 renovation of the Inn. The coach pictured in this
automobile-era postcard was included to evoke a bygone era.
Both cards show a red shingle roof--the original color chosen by
Reamer.
Though visitors a
hundred years later
travel in comfort  
undreamed of in
1904, they still share
the excitement of
their first view of the
geyser that lies
before them and the
sight of the stately
Old Faithful Inn.
Photo (c) Frank Markley
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Approach to the Old Faithful Inn