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New Redmond Hotel - Redmond, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Volcanoguy
N 44° 16.333 W 121° 10.462
10T E 645698 N 4903728
Quick Description: The New Redmond Hotel is located at 521 SW 6th St.
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 6/18/2006 8:50:28 PM
Waymark Code: WMF7K
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TheBeanTeam
Views: 7

Long Description:

Sign is located just south of the Hotel entrance.


Marker Name: New Redmond Hotel
Marker Text: Upon completion, the New Redmond Hotel was billed as the finest hotel east of the mountains. Room rates ranged from $1.00 to $2.50 per day. The original Redmond Hotel, a 1906 two-story frame building, vurned to the ground in 1927 after a massive fire that also destroyed 2 blocks of the downtown core and twelve businesses. The 43,500 sq. ft. building was designed by Bend architect, Hugh Thompson, and constructed for $150,000.
Built: 1928
This Heritage Walk plaque has been provided courtesy of the Redmond Historical Commission with the assistance of the Deschutes County Landmarks Commission.

There is a second plaque inside the building.
Marker Name: The New Redmond Hotel 1927
Marker Text: The New Redmond Hotel was built in 1927 by William and Fanny Wilson. It replaced the “old” Redmond Hotel, a two-story wood building that was destroyed by fire. The Wilsons, Alaskan pioneers, moved to Redmond in 1905, where they outfitted and financed gold prospectors. Mrs. Wilson was said to have helped keep the town afloat during the Depression. The inn was billed as “the finest hotel east of the mountains.” Today it stands as one of the few intact examples of 20th Century architecture in a restrained Georgian vein.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: City Government

Marker Type: City

Region: Central Oregon

County: Deschutes

State of Oregon Historical Marker "Beaver Board": Not listed

Web link to additional information: Not listed

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