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Bend in Deschutes County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Downing Hotel

Built: 1919-20

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2020
1. Downing Hotel Marker
Inscription.  William P. Downing arrived in Bend in 1902, traveling from Bemidji, Minnesota. He got the idea of selling lunches to millworkers, and parlayed the operation into a restaurant on Bond Street. Following the American dream of expansion, he set his sites on opening a hotel. Construction began in 1919, but building costs were higher than expected and the job was not completed until 1920
 
Erected by Deschutes Historical Museum. (Marker Number B14.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Bend Heritage Walk series list.
 
Location. 44° 3.571′ N, 121° 18.716′ W. Marker is in Bend, Oregon, in Deschutes County. Marker is on Northwest Bond Street near Northwest Greenwood Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1033 Northwest Bond Street, Bend OR 97701, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cozy Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierson Blacksmith Shop (about 300 feet
Downing Hotel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2020
2. Downing Hotel and Marker
away, measured in a direct line); O'Kane Building (about 300 feet away); Wright Hotel (about 300 feet away); First Bend Church (about 300 feet away); Aune's Livery and Transfer (about 400 feet away); Eddie's Sales & Service (about 400 feet away); Capitol Theatre (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bend.
 
Downing Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 8, 2020
3. Downing Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 8, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 8, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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