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

Columbia Hotel

 
 
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By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
1. Columbia Hotel Marker
Inscription. The Columbia Hotel was built in 1900 by John Seibert and William Roesch. The Seibert heirs owned the building until the late 1970's. The Columbia Hotel opened on the second floor with F.X. Schemp as the proprietor. It operated as a hotel for only a few years before it was converted to a rooming house. In 1093, the Columbia Hotel advertised: "Newly fitted; Centrally Located; Elegant Rooms; A Modern Bar Supplied With the Best Liquor." But by 1914, it could not compete with the larger hotels in the area and transitioned into being a rooming house. Rooming houses were very popular before apartments became wide-spread in Pendleton. The Columbia Rooms advertised electric lights, hot and cold running water, and a café in the building. It operated well into the 1950's, but closed when housing standards set by the State of Oregon made it cost prohibitive to maintain the old hotel. The northern commercial bay on the first floor was the Pendleton Meat Company butcher shop. Unique designs can be seen in the brick parapet level. The typical Italianate Style one-over-one double-hung windows with a slight arch are symmetrically arranged on the second floor. The center bay false window has never been a real window. All the ornamentation is done with brick rather than plaster, stamped tin or applied brackets.
 
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Columbia Hotel and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
2. Columbia Hotel and Marker
The marker is to the far right above the automobile windshield.
City of Pendleton.
 
Location. 45° 40.278′ N, 118° 47.192′ W. Marker is in Pendleton, Oregon, in Umatilla County. Marker is on South Main Street near Southeast Dorion Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 322 South Main Street, Pendleton OR 97801, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aura Goodwin Raley (a few steps from this marker); Temple-Martin Building (a few steps from this marker); Frazier Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Griggs & Tryon Bldg (within shouting distance of this marker); Rivoli Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); Empire Meat Market (within shouting distance of this marker); Hendricks Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Hall Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pendleton.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Columbia Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, June 30, 2017
3. Columbia 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 78 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 17, 2017, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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