Image: Oregon Historical Society, Or Hi 81806 (Used by Permission)
The Golden West Hotel
Leaving a historic mark in Portland's African American history
Hart introduces the Golden West Hotel by talking about when it first operated and how it catered mainly to African American railroad workers working at the nearby Union Station. Hart then talks about the various businesses that existed in and around the Golden West.
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
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