La Poel, Lake Crescent, Clallam County, Washington

La Poel, Lake Crescent, Clallam County, WA
This scene, photographed by 1942, shows the highway by the entrance to La Poel Resort, located along the south shore of Lake Crescent. The building shown was the store, dining room and service station at La Poel Resort. The original half of the building, with the covered front porch, was previously known as “Mid-Way Lunch”.

La Poel, Lake Crescent, Clallam County, WA
This scene of La Poel Resort is a view out toward the entrace of the resort. La Poel Resort was located on the west side of what is now the La Poel picnic and day use area, which at that time was operated as a public campground. In the late 1930ís, La Poel Resort was owned and operated by Ed Brooks. At that time, the resort included 11 cabins, a store, a dining room, a tap room, and a service station. The La Poel Resort no longer exists.

La Poel, Lake Crescent, Clallam County, WA
The building shown in the foreground of this scene is the same building that is shown on the left side of the previous scene. The only thing that remains from this building today is a moss covered concrete foundation from the exterior fireplace chimney.

La Poel, Lake Crescent, Clallam County, WA
This scene, photographed by 1942, shows in the foreground the same building previously noted above and also shown behind the pickup truck in the following photograph.

La Poel, Lake Crescent, Clallam County, WA
The license plate on the truck shown in this photograph indicates that this scene of La Poel Resort was photographed in 1947. The four electrical wires seen hanging across the road in this photograph indicate that at least some of the cabins had electricity. The lakeshore is along the right side of the road. The back two cabins are the same back two cabins shown in the photograph below.

La Poel, Lake Crescent, Clallam County, WA
This scene of La Poel Resort is a view down toward the end of the road at the edge of the lake. A small dock is visible between the trees near the center of the photograph.

La Poel, Lake Crescent, Clallam County, WA This scene shows the interior of the dining room that was inside the building shown at the top of this page. The dining room had a nice view out over the lake.

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