Monday, May 5, 2008

Hotel Lotus

Hotel Lotus, 1906

This is a terrific wall on the back of the Lotus Cafe building. The signs span almost the entire history of the building. Apparently built as the Hotel Albion in 1906, it was renamed Hotel Lotus in 1924. I'd guess the "Hotel Lotus" at the very top is original and dates to that time.

The "Lotus Cafe and Cardroom" mural is dated 1994 and reflects Portland's waterfront bar and speakeasy history.

The building is at SW 3rd and Salmon; this view is from 2nd Avenue.


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