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Hood River in Hood River County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
 

Butler Bank

1924

 

—City of Hood River Downtown Historic District —

 
Butler Bank Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2017
1. Butler Bank Marker
Inscription. Leslie and Truman Butler commissioned well-known Portland architect A.E. Doyle to design a bank of the Butler Banking Company, the business they founded in 1900. The Egyptian style building was completed in September 1924, and the grand opening attracted over 2,000 valley residents. The $75,000 structure was decorated with massive fluted two-story columns, Wilkinson sandstone facing and winged finials on the cornice. The bank closed it doors due to the Great Depression in 1932. The building was later used as the Hood River County Courthouse. The Butler Bank was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
 
Erected by City of Hood River Review Board.
 
Location. 45° 42.526′ N, 121° 30.813′ W. Marker is in Hood River, Oregon, in Hood River County. Marker is on Oak Street (U.S. 30), on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 301 Oak Street, Hood River OR 97031, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First National Bank (a few steps from this marker); E.L. Smith Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Hood River Banking & Trust Company (within shouting distance
Butler Bank and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, July 2, 2017
2. Butler Bank and Marker
The marker is just left of the portico.
of this marker); LaFrance Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Keir Medical Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Hall Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Brosius Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Masonic Hall Building (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hood River.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2018. This page originally submitted on January 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 62 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 5, 2018, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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