Sovereign Hotel (Oregon)


Sovereign Hotel (Oregon)

Infobox_nrhp | name = Sovereign Hotel



size = 120px
caption = The former Sovereign Hotel on Broadway
location = Portland, Oregon
nearest_city =
lat_degrees = 45
lat_minutes = 30
lat_seconds = 57
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 122
long_minutes = 4
long_seconds = 54
long_direction = W
built = 1923
architecture= Georgian Revival
architect = Carl L. Linde
added = December 2, 1981
governing_body = Oregon Historical Society
refnum=81000520cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2007-08-17|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
The Sovereign Hotel was a Portland, Oregon, hotel built in 1923. The nine story building was added to the United States' National Register of Historic Places on December 2 1981. [cite web | title = Oregon National Register List | publisher = Oregon Parks & Recreation Dept.: Heritage Programs: National Register | url= http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/NATREG/docs/oregon_nr_list.pdf | format = PDF |accessdate=2008-02-29] Part of the building houses a portion of the Oregon Historical Society’s Oregon History Center.

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The Georgian style building was designed by Carl L. Linde, and was also once known as the Sovereign Apartments. [ [http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/OR/Multnomah/state9.html Multnomah County, Oregon.] NationalRegisterofHistoricplaces.com. Retrieved on February 29 2008.] On two sides of the building are eight-story tall murals painted by Richard Haas. [http://www.travelportland.com/arts_culture/cultural_tours/culture_district/culture_dis_tour.html Self-Guided Tour: Portland, Oregon.] TravelPortland.com. Retrieved on February 29 2008.] Painted in 1989, one shows the Lewis & Clark Expedition, while the mural on the south side of the structure depicts the pioneer period in Oregon’s history. In 1938, the hotel was converted into apartments. [ [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=streetsovereign-portland-or-usa Oregon History Center.] Emporis. Retrieved on February 29 2008.] In 1982, the Oregon Historical Society purchased the building to expand the Oregon History Center. [Dye, Elizabeth. [http://www.wweek.com/editorial/2902/3333/ Roundup at the OHS corral: The Oregon History Center goes under the knife.] "Willamette Week", November 13 2002.]

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External links

* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=streetsovereign-portland-or-usa Oregon History Center]


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