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Hedspeth’s Restaurant once located at NW 10th and Flanders

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Hustle and Bustle

The Glory Days of Golden West and Various Businesses

Located in Portland's Old Town, the Golden West was one of the many businesses that catered to people of color whose business was refused elsewhere. During the Golden West's peak time in the late 1930s, many businesses sprang up, creating a thriving African American community in Portland.         

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Bill Hart

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.

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The Golden West Project blog

Will Bennett's blog about the Golden West Hotel, on the corner of NW Broadway and Everett, with assorted articles about black history in Portland. Read More

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