Bowman Hotel (Pendleton, Oregon)

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Bowman Hotel
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Bowman Hotel
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Location17 SW Frazer Avenue
Pendleton, Oregon
Coordinates45°40′12″N 118°47′11″W / 45.669936°N 118.786398°W / 45.669936; -118.786398Coordinates: 45°40′12″N 118°47′11″W / 45.669936°N 118.786398°W / 45.669936; -118.786398
Area0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built1906
Architectural styleAmerican Renaissance
Part ofSouth Main Street Commercial Historic District (#86003260)
NRHP reference #80003381[1]
Added to NRHPNovember 6, 1980

The Bowman Hotel is a historic three story brick hotel building located in Pendleton, Oregon, United States. The hotel was built in 1906 by Purl Bowman (1862–1939), part of a prominent pioneer family in Pendleton. The family lived near lower Birch Creek, Oregon; Bowman was a successful farmer and wool producer. He bought the hotel property in 1900 of a house on the site burned down.[2] His cousin Walter S. Bowman was a prominent professional photographer in Pendleton. The hotel was added to the National Register of Historic Places on November 6, 1980.

History[edit]

When the hotel was built most visitors arrived into town by train.[3] The Bowman Hotel closed in 1980 for renovations, ending its reign as the longest continuously operating hotel in Pendleton.[3] The Bowman is located on the corner of South Main Street and Southwest Frazer Avenue.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Oliver Purl BOWMAN obituary East Oregonian, August 7, 1939
  3. ^ a b c OUT OF THE VAULT[permanent dead link]: Last Pendleton hotel closes its doors September 28, 2013 East Oregonian

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