803 - Visitor's Lodge, 1915
Morgan designed the Visitor's Lodge for the YWCA's leaders and guests, as well as to attract overnight visitors willing to pay for such comforts as a private fireplace. Nevertheless, her design directs everyone toward a living room to socialize around a stone hearth. Morgan's singular design also includes a commanding split redwood staircase with squared floor-to-ceiling newels and balustrades.
The building also features redwood board and batten walls and ceilings in the living and sleeping rooms. Private baths were added to all sleeping rooms in the 1950s. At the same time, the Trunk Room - a relic of the railroad era located behind the stairs - was incorporated into the room next door. A sleeping porch, which had been built on the north side of the building, was removed ad replaced with the fire escape in the 1970s.
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