Thursday, June 26, 2008


Oregon Trail Building, 1909

This unreadable ghost sign was uncovered in 2007 when the building at 525 SW Stark was demolished. That building apparently was the site of the Pago Pago, "America's Most Beautiful Tropical Room" when tiki bars were in fashion in the 1950s. It will become a loading area, gym and meeting space for the adjacent building at SW 6th and Oak being redeveloped into a Courtyard by Marriott hotel.

The sign is still visible from SW 5th and Stark but not for much longer as the new building's walls are already rising.


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