Stories of St. Edward
The architectural design of The Lodge is a blend of Romanesque Revival architecture and Art Deco interiors. This curious combination served as inspiration during the renovation process when new colors, design, and décor were chosen. Our hope is that visitors and guests enjoy the building’s historic authenticity, evident in its design’s intricate details, as well as its refined and relaxed atmosphere, influenced by the surrounding greenery of the state park.
The historic preservation project was led by Daniels Real Estate, a firm renowned for preservation work with a focus on reflecting the past while inspiring the future. The preservation and renovation of the seminary building is an example of adaptive reuse, wherein the new uses of spaces are similar to their former purposes. For instance:
- Former dormitory rooms were combined and enlarged, now forming 84 guestrooms.
- Former classrooms that look onto the park are now flexible meeting and event spaces.
- The dining hall has now transformed into Cedar + Elm restaurant.
- The former barbershop for seminary students is now The Tonsorium Bar.
- The seminary’s social hall, where students could gather in larger groups is now the Remington Ballroom.
Examples of adaptive reuse; former seminary dormitories are now guestrooms and the former dining hall is now Cedar + Elm restaurant.
Photograph courtesy the Archives of the Archdiocese of Seattle.