Forest Grove Hotel in the snow


Forest Grove Hotel in the snow


A photograph of the Forest Grove Hotel covered in snow, probably taken around 1900. The hotel was also known as "Mrs. Sloan's Hotel" or "The Sloan." It stood in downtown Forest Grove on the south side of Pacific Avenue between A and Main streets, approximately where the Community School stands today. It was a stagecoach stop on the route between Tillamook and Portland. The hotel was a cross-gabled, Carpenter Gothic building with gingerbread trim around the front porch posts and the eaves. Built in 1862, it appears to have been destroyed by the 1930s.
[Front] [typed note] Forest Grove hotel or familiarly known as Mother Sloans. Housed transients well back in the 1800s and was call point for Portland and Tillamook bound stages. Travelling men stayed to enjoy hospitality (before 1900).

Date Created

circa 1900


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