After the tram was shut down the cabin was deserted, abandoned to time, the elements and vandals. It was said to have been in decent shape up until the 1960's when high winds tore the roof off. (Dedecker "White Smith's Fabulous Salt Tram")
A group of volunteers working with the BLM put a tremendous amount of effort into restoring much of the cabin. A long distance shot from the south.
This is the rebuilt house's south porch where the "family" photo was taken
On the porch
The western porch area facing the Sierras, a great place for a snooze.
North side and entrance
Old photo pointing out the existence of the original cabin near the still-covered tramway station