Forest Grove Hotel with trolley tracks


Forest Grove Hotel with trolley tracks


Postcard photograph of the Forest Grove Hotel probably dating from around 1910, with a letter from Edith Pechin written on the reverse. The hotel 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 also known as "Mrs. Sloan's Hotel" or "The Sloan." Based on the sign, this photographs dates from after the Sloan family had sold the hotel around 1905. In earlier years, it had been a stagecoach stop on the route between Tillamook and Portland. The tracks in the street appear to be from a trolley that ran through downtown Forest Grove. It was a cross-gabled, Carpenter Gothic building with gingerbread trim around the front porch posts and the eaves. Built in 1862, it had been replaced with another building by the 1930s.
[front] The Forest Grove Hotel, Forest Grove, Oregon[back] Dear friend - Rec'd your card and needless to say I was glad to hear from you. I am still in school and have 3 months yet and 27 pupils, have been trying to take music this winter. We have had one local institute this winter, and will have two more in the Spring. It has been three weeks since I have been to town. Hoping to hear from you again soon. yours truly, Edith Pechin, Hillsboro, Or.; Miss Bertha Horney, Madras, Oregon.

Date Created

circa 1910s


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