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THE VISTA HOUSE INTERIOR LIFT
(Source:  OPRD)
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A one-of-a-kind custom-designed lift, in keeping with the historic architecture of Vista House, has made the lift1building fully accessible, according to the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
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Completed in May, 2006, the lift has enabled people with mobility-related disabilities to access restrooms, view historic photo exhibits and visit the Friends of Vista House gift store and espresso shop in the building’s lower level.
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When not in use, the 5-foot-4-inch by 5-foot-3-inch lift rests under a cut out of the marble rotunda flooring on the lower level.  When the lift is called to the rotunda level, it literally raises the floor! The lift has a sleek, elegantly designed appearance, designed to reflect the period architecture, enclosed by glass on two sides with brass accents.

The lift is operated by the Friends of Vista House volunteers on an as-needed/requested basis, allowing thousands of visitors access to the restrooms (the original purpose in building the Vista House), as well as the gift and espresso shops.

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The lift is operated by Friends of Vista House volunteers on an as-needed/requested basis.  To date, thousands of visitors have been able to access the building’s lower level who never before would have been able to fully enjoy the building or take advantage of one of its original purposes – the restrooms!

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The lift is operated by Friends of Vista House volunteers on an as-needed/requested basis.  To date, thousands of visitors have been able to access the building’s lower level who never before would have been able to fully enjoy the building or take advantage of one of its original purposes – the restrooms!



Our Mission: To help preserve and protect the historic Vista House and to provide information and interpretive programs about it's history and the Columbia River Gorge.

Friends of Vista House is a 501(c)3 organization and all donations and membership fees are tax deductible.

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