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A Thriving, Welcoming Place
Portland's African American hub
Hart explains how the Golden West served as a welcoming place for traveling African Americans coming to Portland. The hotel supplied services to African Americans that were denied to them elsewhere in Portland.
As Told By...
Bill Hart, AIA, is a founding partner in Carleton Hart Architecture PC, a Portland architecture and planning firm, established in 1994. The firm is responsible for extensive renovation work on the Goldenwest Hotel. Bill has over thirty-five years of domestic and international architectural experience and maintains an expertise in the management of complex projects. Bill is the firm’s sustainable design leader, with a strong interest in passive and active solar systems as well as historic preservation.
Central City Concern: The Golden West Hotel
Central City Concern's online site supplies information about the hotel's history with text, pictures, and oral histories. Some of the information on this website is also available directly outside the Golden West Hotel, on the corner of NW Broadway and Everett. Read More
|The Golden West Hotel||African American History||53 feet|
|Hustle and Bustle||African American History||264 feet|
|A Place to Just Be||Lesbian History||739 feet|
|The Meaning of Parking Lots||Chinese Immigrants||845 feet|
|The Willamette Bridge Office||LGBT Civil Rights||845 feet|
|Lobbying for Civil Rights in 1973||LGBT Civil Rights||1109 feet|
|Portland's Chinatown Gate||Chinese Immigrants||1162 feet|
|The Oregon Nikkei Legacy Center||Japanese-American History||0.25 miles|
|Southwest Second & Burnside||Worker's History||0.29 miles|
|A Laborer's Retreat||History of Old Town||0.3 miles|