Here's a 1920 blueprint of the south elevation of the Benson Hotel, which we now know as the Columbia Gorge Hotel. We have a full set of drawings showing all the interior detail. Unfortunately they are a little hard to read at this scale so I'll just share this view.
Category: [Downtown Hood River]
I don't know if Simon Benson wanted the Spanish Mission style, but it is not what I would envision for a Hood River setting.
Probably why I don't build beautiful Hotels, overlooking the Columbia River.
L.E. on 2nd May 2017 @ 7:48am
an absolutely amazing living piece of Columbia river Gorge history.....past time for another overnighter.
Arlen Sheldrake on 2nd May 2017 @ 9:25am
I miss the Columbia Gorge Hotel and the "honey from the sky" breakfast biscuits. And that view!!!
Jill Stanford on 3rd May 2017 @ 1:35pm
As I am the new GM of the hotel, I would love to see the drawings of the interiors in whichever state they are...
We are planning a renovation of the interiors and these drawings would definitely be handy.
Is there a way to get copies?
eddy vanrenterghem on 12th June 2017 @ 2:06pm
First mention in the Hood River Glacier of the proposed new tourist hotel:
Jeffrey W Bryant on 21st October 2020 @ 12:21pm