PROFESSOR THADDEUS LOWE

MOUNT LOWE RAILWAY 

The Chalet

Foundations for The Chalet were poured at the time the Incline was under construction. Its 12 bedrooms and dining room were opened on July 4, 1893. When the Echo Mountain House was completed, the smaller hotel was renamed The Chalet. Mount Lowe, The Railway in the Clouds, page 66.

The Chalet with incline railway in foreground circa 1893 (Courtesy of Huntington Library)

The Chalet on the eastern promontory of Echo Mountain, looked over the valley. The hotel had a U.S. Post Office for mailing letters. Mount Lowe, The Railway in the Clouds, page 67.

Thaddeus Lowe and guests in incline car with The Chalet in background circa 1893 (Courtesy of Los Angeles Public Library)


INDEX PAGE

BEFORE THE WAR

CIVIL WAR YEARS

INVENTIONS AND INDUSTRY

NORRISTOWN PENNSYLVANIA YEARS

PASADENA CALIFORNIA YEARS

MOUNT LOWE RAILWAY

AFTER THE RAILWAY

LOWE FAMILY

BOOKS ABOUT LOWE

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES

EVENTS AND REUNIONS

ARTIFACTS AND HISTORY

ENCYCLOPEDIA BIOGRAPHY

ACCLAMATIONS AND AWARDS

LINKS TO OTHER THADDEUS LOWE WEBSITES