Building Oregon

Taft Hotel (Portland, Oregon)

Title
Taft Hotel (Portland, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture--United States
Alternative
Ramapo Hotel (Portland, Oregon) Danmoore Hotel (Portland, Oregon) Nortonia Hotel (Portland, Oregon) Taft House (Portland, Oregon)
Creator Display
Edgar Marks Lazarus (architect, 1868-1939)
Description
National Register of Historic Places (Listed, 1985)
View
exterior: construction view, 1906
Temporal
1900-1909
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works views (visual works) exterior views hotels (public accommodations) dwellings apartment houses facilities, commercial mercantiles (buildings) health facility extended care facilities
Street Address
1337 Southwest Washington Street
Date
1906
View Date
1906
Identifier
pna_20624
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Rights Holder
University of Oregon
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon
Note
Orignally named the Nortonia Hotel, then the Danmoore Hotel, Edgar Lazarus named this residential apartment building and hotel the Ramapo Hotel in 1909. Lazarus owned the property. The assignment of Franklin Hotel as the historic name of this building is an error. The names 'Nortonia" and 'Danmoore' were later used for other hotels. This hotel is an example of apartment houses and hotels built after the Lewis and Clark Exposition of 1905 during a decade when Portland's population grew exponentially. Teague, Edward H. "Introducing Edgar Lazarus, The Architect of Vista House," Vista House Views, FOVH Newsletter, Spring 2011, p. 1-2, 7, 9, 10-11.