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Waiters posing in front of the dining car of the Northern Pacific’s Spokane-Portland-Seattle run, circa 1915

Image: Oregon Historical Society, Or Hi 54402 (Used by Permission)

Community Outreach

Sharing Golden West's history with the public

Thanks to the efforts of Central City Concern, the public can learn about the history of the Golden West through outdoor displays of text, photographs, and an audio kiosk. The audio kiosk allows people to listen to oral histories of neighborhood elders who lived around the Golden West as children.

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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