Fairmount Hotel Postcard Back, c1910

Tuesday’s postcard that we identified as the Fairmount Hotel at NW Vaughn & 26th created a bit of doubt about it actually being the Fairmount. Shown here is the back of the same postcard. It does not prove anything other than that the writer thought it was the Fairmount, but here it is anyway.

fairmount hotel back c1910(Bud Holland)

One thought on “Fairmount Hotel Postcard Back, c1910

  1. Thanks for posting this. I wondered whether there might be any supplemental info, but no luck.

    FYI, the National Register nomination form for the Fairmount says:

    “Portland was well prepared for the influx of visitors brought by the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. The Exposition Accommodation Bureau was established to provide information and reservations on the various kinds of rooms for rent to visiting fair-goers. Probably the most deluxe was the American Inn, located inside the fairgrounds, which had 585 rooms priced from $1.50 to $7.00 each. Another 5000 rooms were within walking distance of the fairgrounds, including boarding houses and two and three-story frame hotels built specifically for the Exposition, like the Fairmount Hotel, the Outside Inn, and the Detroit Hotel. Private homeowners made rooms available to rent, and the older established hotels downtown also competed for visitors who did not mind a streetcar ride to the fair.”

    The link Jim provided to the Expo entrance on opening day also shows the Outside Inn on the SW corner of 26th and Upshur, fronting onto Upshur, but it does not look like the photo on the postcard either. During my brief looking around, I never saw anything about a Detroit Hotel.

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