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

Historic Pilot Butte Inn

1917 - 1973

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2020
1. Historic Pilot Butte Inn Marker
Inscription.  
On This Site
stood Oregon's
Historic
Pilot Butte Inn
1917 - 1973
This gate was one quaint feature of a Bavarian-style hotel described by author Irvin Cobb as "the finest little hotel in America." It was a popular stopping place for world leaders, famous entertainers, artists and authors. The Inn was declared an historical landmark by the Deschutes County Historical Society.

 
Erected by Deschutes County Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 44° 3.634′ N, 121° 18.773′ W. Marker is in Bend, Oregon, in Deschutes County. Marker is on Northwest Wall Street near Northwest Newport Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1133 Northwest Wall 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. Capitol Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Pilot Butte Inn Site (within shouting distance of this marker); Eddie's Sales & Service (within shouting distance of this marker); Pringle Block
Historic Pilot Butte Inn Marker and gate image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2020
2. Historic Pilot Butte Inn Marker and gate
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Cozy Hotel (about 300 feet away); Pine Tavern (about 400 feet away); Pierson Blacksmith Shop (about 400 feet away); Bend Dam and Powerhouse (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bend.
 
Also see . . .  The Short History of Pilot Butte Inn -- Bend Magazine. In half a century, the building went from being the community hub and pride of Bend to a neglected shell of its grandeur. Even a designation on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972 couldn’t save it. Less than a year later, Pilot Butte Inn was demolished. A headline from a Bulletin article on the day it was torn down in 1973 read, “Bend era ends with inn’s destruction.” Today, a bank, burrito joint and bakery stand in its place at the corner of Newport Avenue and Wall Street. (Submitted on October 14, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.) 
 
Historic Pilot Butte Inn image. Click for full size.
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3. Historic Pilot Butte Inn
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 14, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 34 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 14, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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