|Title||Hotel Oregon, Portland, Oregon, ca. 1913 |
|Date||ca. 1913 |
|Notes||Note: Less than two years the Hotel Oregon opened, it was renamed the Benson Hotel. |
Caption on image: Hotel Oregon, Portland, Oregon.
Printed on verso: Portland's Latest and Most Magnificient Hostelry. Conceded to be the Best Constructed, Best Furnished, and Best Equipt Hotel in the West. Opened February 1913. Wright-Dickinson Hotel Co. Proprietors; When in Seattle, stop at the Hotel Seattle.
Postmarked: January 22, 1914.
Filed in: Oregon--Cities--Portland.
|Contextual Notes||The Hotel Oregon was built by lumber baron Simon Benson in 1913. After the hotel lost money in the first sixteen months, Benson decided to take over management and renamed the hotel after himself. The philanthropist funded the installation of twenty four-spout Benson water fountains in downtown Portland. Benson believed that water from the hills of Mt. Hood should be freely available to citizens. He also wanted to discourage his workers from drinking during their shifts. |
|Subjects (LCTGM)||Hotels--Oregon--Portland |
|Subjects (LCSH)||Hotel Oregon (Portland, Or.); Portland (Or.)--Buildings, structures, etc. |
|Location Depicted||United States--Oregon--Portland |
|Digital Collection||Alaska, Western Canada and United States Collection|
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|Repository||University of Washington Libraries. Special Collections Division |
|Repository Collection||Postcard Collection |
|Object Type||Postcard |
|Physical Description||5 1/2 x 3 1/2 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from an original postcard using a ScanMaker 6800 at 100-175 dpi in JPEG format at compression rate 3 and resized to 768x600 ppi. 2007. |
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