"Nearly one hundred years ago, on July 12, 1913, guests began streaming into the Grove Park Inn, a new 150-room resort hotel built, as Frank Lloyd Wright said, "of the mountain, not on the mountain." Inside they were astonished to see what 400 men had built in just twelve months and twelve days. The world-famous Great Hall featured not one, but two massive fireplaces built not of rocks, but of granite boulders hauled in from Sunset Mountain. Four rock pillars supported the poured concrete ceiling, matte glazed tiles lined the stairwells and oak trim glistened under a fresh coat of shellac.
And it was all Arts and Crafts."
Arts and Crafts Conferance at the Grove Park Inn 2011
For 23 years, starting in 1988, Arts and Crafts enthusiasts return to the Grove Park Inn to experience the beauty and simplicity of Gustav Stickley's furniture and the decorative arts that adorn it. Visitors experience a three day educational conference and three shows: the Arts & Crafts Antiques Show, the Contemporary Craftsfirms Show, and the Books and Magazines Show.
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