Permanent Collection

  • March 27, 1891
  • Height: 13.7 x 17 in.
  • Photograph

This view shows construction workers posing before the east front of hotel. Detailed notes about the building of the hotel come from Wood’s assistant Alex Browning’s memoir. He wrote that Wood treated the workers fairly and expected fair day’s work. “Mr. Wood kept a supply of medicine for workers…and brought oatmeal for the water boys to put a dipper full in each bucketful of water. This kept the men strong and healthy, and…was the reason there was so little sickness on the job.”

historic photo showing hotel workers outside East veranda. hundreds of men in work clothes and 2 horses visible.

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Accession number: 2016.022.032