A photographic view of the “To Summit of Mount Lowe, 2-1/2 Miles” sign from 1916. Michael Patris Collection
An undated photo of the Inspiration Point sign. Michael Patris Collection
A visitor peers through the viewing tube known as the Mount Lowe Summit Locator in 1916. Michael Patris Collection
Douglas from the Mount Lowe Academy, 1943. Michael Patris Collection
A photographic view of Alpine Tavern from 1916.
A photographic view of Rocky Point dating to 1916.
A photographic view of Inspiration Point, published in 1916. Michael Patris Collection
The Mount Lowe Store is where guests could purchase cold drinks, tickets for various activities, souvenirs and photographs. While the three folks in the photo are unknown, it is quite possible they are employees posing outside their office. Year and photographer unknown. Michael Patris Collection
The junction of the Mount Lowe Summit Trail, the paved road to Inspiration Point and the ancillary signage was a popular place to take a picture. This woman is quite possibly wearing a silver fox adorned coat and happens to be standing in front of one of the signs which reads, “Schleicher Fox Farm” which …
The Briggs Piano Company of Boston, Massachusetts put their plug in for their pianos on this ink blotter featuring Alpine Tavern. 5,000 feet above sea level has to make this one of the highest altitude piano locations at that time. This particular blotter is quite early, most likely before 1900. Michael Patris Collection