Kennedy School

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For the Kennedy School at Harvard University, see John F. Kennedy School of Government.
John D. Kennedy Elementary School
Portland Historic Landmark[1]
Photograph of a multi-arched entry to a large, single-story building.
The main entry of Kennedy School in 2008.
Locator map.
Locator map.
Location in Portland.
Location 5736 NE 33rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°33′52″N 122°37′49″W / 45.5645°N 122.6302°W / 45.5645; -122.6302Coordinates: 45°33′52″N 122°37′49″W / 45.5645°N 122.6302°W / 45.5645; -122.6302
Area 4.22 acres (1.71 ha)
Built 1915
Architect Floyd Naramore[2]
Architectural style Renaissance Revival
NRHP Reference # 88003472
Added to NRHP November 22, 1995

The Kennedy School, originally the John D. Kennedy Elementary School, is a former elementary school that has been converted to a hotel, movie theater and dining establishment in northeast Portland, Oregon.[3][4] The facility is operated by the McMenamins chain. The hotel has 35 guestrooms, a brewery, four bars, and a restaurant.

History[edit]

The school was built in 1915. The land for the school was sold by John Daniel Kennedy to the Portland School District in 1913.[5] Ladies Home Journal praised the innovative, single-story architecture of the school.[6]

Currently[edit]

By the 1990s, the school had been abandoned. McMenamins, the Portland-based hotel and pub group, bought the old building and funded a full renovation.[7] Today, the Kennedy School functions as an event space with 57 classroom-turned-guestrooms with original chalkboards included. The old cafeteria has been converted into a courtyard restaurant, and the common areas now include a bar, gift shop, movie theater, brewery, and soaking tub. [8]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved October 3, 2013 .
  2. ^ Ritz, Richard Ellison (2002). "Naramore, Floyd". Architects of Oregon: A Biographical Dictionary of Architects Deceased – 19th and 20th Centuries. Portland, Oregon: Lair Hill Publishing. pp. 293–294. ISBN 0-9726200-2-8. 
  3. ^ Reeves, Hope (July 20, 2003). "Frugal Traveler; Portland With Umbrella Unopened". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. p. 2. Retrieved April 10, 2011. 
  4. ^ Laskin, David (April 15, 2007). "36 Hours in Portland, Ore.". The New York Times. The New York Times Company. Retrieved April 10, 2011. 
  5. ^ Darby, Melissa Cole (December 15, 1987), National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Kennedy, John D., Elementary School (PDF), retrieved October 8, 2013 .
  6. ^ http://www.mcmenamins.com/private-events/weddings/KennedySchool
  7. ^ [1] "Kennedy School Timeline"
  8. ^ [2] "Kennedy School"

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