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

Wright Hotel

Built: 1911-12

 

— National Register of Historic Places —

 
Wright Hotel Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2020
1. Wright Hotel Marker
Inscription.  The railroad brought the outside world to Bend's doorstep, and the builders of what was then the Taggert Hotel knew exactly how to capitalize on it. Located just one block from the depot, the hotel was a modern, fireproof structure with electricity and running water.
An enterprising woman named Nellie Wright eventually bought the hotel and renamed it for herself. She opened the Star Restaurant and Bakery and continued to operate the newly named Wright Hotel. Business flourished under her proprietorship.
 
Erected by Deschutes Historical Museum. (Marker Number B17.)
 
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° 3.59′ N, 121° 18.646′ W. Marker is in Bend, Oregon, in Deschutes County. Marker is at the intersection of Northwest Greenwood Avenue and Northwest Harriman Street, on the right when traveling east on Northwest Greenwood Avenue. Touch for map
Wright Hotel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2020
2. Wright Hotel and Marker
. Marker is at or near this postal address: 215 Northwest Greenwood Avenue, 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. A.J. Tucker Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierson Blacksmith Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Cozy Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Downing Hotel (about 300 feet away); Deschutes County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); Eddie's Sales & Service (about 400 feet away); First Bend Church (about 500 feet away); Pilot Butte Inn Site (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bend.
 
Wright Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, August 9, 2020
3. Wright Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2020, by Barry Swackhamer of Brentwood, California.
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