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Wilsonville in Clackamas County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

The Cottage Hotel

 
 
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By Douglass Halvorsen, December 5, 2018
1. The Cottage Hotel Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1905, The Cottage Hotel is one of the many buildings constructed during the time that the Oregon Electric Railway ran through Wilsonville. The hotel’s business was directly dependent on the railroad’s passenger service. A boardwalk ran from the train depot to the hotel.

The hotel offered guests five rooms upstairs and additional rooms on the south side of the main floor. But it was owner Fanny Dill’s cooking that brought the hotel a full measure of renown.

In the large living room, its high ceiling elegantly beamed, Mrs. Dill served home-style cooking at its best. Crews on northbound trains devised a special whistle to signal Mrs. Dill in advance so dinner would be on the table upon their arrival.

When railroad passenger service ended the hotel closed its doors. The building has been a private residence since 1939.
 
Erected by Wilsonville-Boones Ferry Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 45° 17.871′ N, 122° 46.388′ 
The Cottage Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 5, 2018
2. The Cottage Hotel Marker
W. Marker is in Wilsonville, Oregon, in Clackamas County. Marker is at the intersection of SW 5th St and SW Magnolia Ave, on the right when traveling east on SW 5th St. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilsonville OR 97070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Drug Store and Lodge Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Norris Young Machine Shop (about 300 feet away); Site of the Train Depot (about 400 feet away); The “Old Church” (approx. 0.2 miles away); Site of Bill Flynn’s Saloon (approx. 0.2 miles away); Boone’s Landing (approx. ¼ mile away); Tauchman House (approx. ¼ mile away); Wilsonville Baseball (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilsonville.
 
The Cottage Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Douglass Halvorsen, December 5, 2018
3. The Cottage Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 8, 2018. It was originally submitted on December 8, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. This page has been viewed 67 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2018, by Douglass Halvorsen of Klamath Falls, Oregon. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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