Thursday, May 1, 2008

St. Francis Hotel

St. Francis Hotel, 1925

The St. Francis hotel, and her sign, no longer exist. The tired old hotel was demolished in 2001 to make way for the shiny new St. Francis Apartments at the corner of SW 11th and Main. This view is from 10th and Main.

Cinema sidenote: The Tom the Priest character played by William S. Burrows in Gus Van Sant's Drugstore Cowboy lived in room 204.

Thanks to Hendrik from Germany who stayed at, and loved, the St. Francis for eight weeks in 1997, for kindly contributing the top photo.

1997:

2008:

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I just re-watched "Drug Cowboy" and came looking for the hotel. I appreciate the German's photos and the post. Been out of the spoon for six years.