Front & Morrison, c1905

This lively street scene looking north on Front towards Morrison Street features the Esmond Hotel, perhaps Portland’s grandest hotel of the time; Presidents Hayes and Grant both stayed there. It was demolished in 1908. This great image was send by VP fan Dave Kramer who acquired the mounted 29″x40″ print in Rejuvenation’s salvage/antiques section.

(Dave Kramer)

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3 Responses to “Front & Morrison, c1905”

  1. Pete Vogel Says:

    Wow. Great picture.

  2. Dave Brunker (@dbrunker) Says:

    Everything on the right side would now be Waterfront Park and most everything on the left would be parking lots. I think I can just barely make out the roof line of the building just past Oak at 233 SW Naito Parkway/Front on the left in the center. I wonder what the plaque in front of the building says.

  3. Ken Hawkins Says:

    This also shows some nice street-level details of another famous early hotel, the St. Charles, on the left here at the SW corner of the intersection.

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