Category: Historic Businesses

Maffet Villa 0

Maffet Villa

Maffet Villa Harold Maffet, the owner of Maffet Villa (aka Maffet’s Villa), also owned the short-lived Falls Chalet, managed by Margaret E. Henderson, of Crown Point Chalet fame.  The Falls Chalet opened in June,...

Falls Chalet 0

Falls Chalet

Falls Chalet Falls Chalet was located on a small hill on the south side of the highway near Latourell Falls. Before Mrs. Margaret E. Henderson opened the Crown Point Chalet, she hosted at the...

Johnson’s Vista Cafe 0

Johnson’s Vista Cafe

Johnson’s Vista Cafe and Service Station Johnson’s Confectionery Gardiner’s Cafe In the late 1920s, George and Nettie Johnson opened an ice cream parlor that soon became Johnson’s Vista Cafe. Situated in an ideal location...

Wayfarer Inn 0

Wayfarer Inn

Wayfarer Inn aka Wayfarer’s Inn The Corbett Fire Hall is across the highway and next to it, the Crown Point RV Park. Around the bend, a log structure, Wayfarer Inn, built by Mrs. EG....

Crown Point Chalet 0

Crown Point Chalet

Crown Point Chalet The Crown Point Chalet, which overlooked Crown Point, opened in 1915, two years before the Vista House was built and a year before the Columbia River Highway opened. Mrs. M.E. (Margaret)...

Summit Service Station 0

Summit Service Station

Summit Service Station Summit Station, given the name because it sat at the highest point on the Columbia River Highway, was built by Frank Knieriem and Earnest Graff … In May, 1914 … a...