Lotus Cardroom & Cafe, 2012
|Address||930 S.W. 3rd Avenue|
|Town or city||Portland, Oregon|
Hotel Albion, established in 1906, is a former hotel and historic building in Portland, Oregon, in the United States. It is best known for housing the Lotus Café, which occupied the ground floor from 1924 until its closure in August 2016. The hotel was renamed the Lotus Hotel in the 1930s or 1940s, but it closed in 1976 as a result of fire safety violations.
Designs for a 10-story office building that is proposed to be constructed on the site were approved by the Portland Design Commission, a city-appointed advisory panel, in early July 2016. The plans called for demolition of the Hotel Albion, and Ankrom Moisan Architects submitted a demolition permit to the city in mid-July 2016. The Auditorium and Music Hall, which is directly adjacent to the former hotel, was not proposed for demolition.
- Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple – nearby building also demolished as part of same overall redevelopment plan
- Spencer-Hartle, Brandon (November 6, 2015). "Historic No More?! Demo Epidemic Strikes Notable Downtown Buildings". Restore Oregon. Retrieved November 10, 2015.
- Bancud, Michaela (December 1, 2015). "Lotus Card Room building may fold for good". Portland Tribune. Business Tribune section, pp. 3-5. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
- "Paul Gold dies at 80 of cancer". The Oregonian. January 23, 1981. p. E1.
- Rogers, Jules (July 26, 2016). "Downtown duo: Hotel design approved; new office coming soon". Portland Tribune. Business Tribune section, pp. 8–9. Retrieved March 1, 2017.
- Butler, Grant (June 30, 2018) [online date June 28]. "Lotus Cafe demolition begins". The Oregonian. p. A2. Retrieved July 7, 2018.
- Bell, Jon (July 12, 2018). "As the Lotus meets its fate, a look at its past – and its future (photos)". Portland Business Journal. Retrieved August 7, 2018.
- Media related to Hotel Albion (Portland, Oregon) at Wikimedia Commons
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