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Pendleton in Umatilla County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Bowman Hotel

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
1. Bowman Hotel Marker
Inscription. In 1889, a wood framed "Bowman Hotel' was operated by Henry Bowman on this site. A mill race running along Frazer Avenue separated that first hotel from the original railroad depot building. That building either burned down or was razed and the vacant lots were purchased by Henry's brother O.P. 'Purl' Bowman in 1890. The lots remained vacant until 'Purl" constructed this three story brick hotel building in 1905. The first floor was occupied by the hotel office and various retail stores and restaurants with two floors of hotel rooms above.
The Richardsonian Romanesque style of the building is seen in the round arched windows at the third floor, the very ornate arched entry and in the organization of the facades into primarily horizontal bands rather than the vertical bay system so typical of the Italianate buildings in the district. The uniformly spaced windows appear as horizontal bands, as well as the more obvious horizontal elements such as the rough stone belt course in the brick work, and the pressed metal moldings at the cornice line and just above the storefront windows. Renovated in recent years, the building now accommodates various office and retail uses.
 
Erected by City of Pendleton.
 
Location. 45° 40.195′ N, 118° 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
2. Bowman Hotel
47.177′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, Oregon, in Umatilla County. Marker is on Southwest Frazer Avenue near Southwest 1st Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 17 Southwest Frazer Avenue, Pendleton OR 97801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ferguson Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Matlock - Brownfield Bldg (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Hall Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Pendleton Oregon Trail Kiosk (within shouting distance of this marker); Byrd School (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Empire Block (about 300 feet away); Hendricks Building (about 300 feet away); Empire Meat Market (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
Bowman Hotel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
3. Bowman Hotel and Marker
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
4. Bowman Hotel
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on December 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 65 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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