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)
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.


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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  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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