Barnum Hotel

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Barnum Hotel
Medford, Oregon - Barnum Hotel.JPG
Barnum Hotel is located in Medford OR
Barnum Hotel
Barnum Hotel is located in Oregon
Barnum Hotel
Location204 N Front St, Medford, Oregon
Coordinates42°19′41″N 122°52′28″W / 42.327994°N 122.874478°W / 42.327994; -122.874478Coordinates: 42°19′41″N 122°52′28″W / 42.327994°N 122.874478°W / 42.327994; -122.874478
Arealess than one acre
Built1914
ArchitectFrank Chamberlain Clark
Part ofMedford Downtown Historic District (ID98000949)
NRHP reference No.84003009[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 22, 1984

The Barnum Hotel, also known as the Hotel Grand, is located in Medford in the U.S. state of Oregon.

It was designed by noted southern Oregon architect Frank Chamberlain Clark and built in the heart of Medford's railroad district in 1914-1915 as a business venture of William S. Barnum, owner of the Rogue River Valley Railway Company.[2] Building costs were estimated at $75,000.[3]

The four-story American Renaissance Style building was designed to serve railroad travelers and local residents who desired modest accommodations.[2]

The hotel was owned by William S. Barnum until December 14, 1927, when it was sold to Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Goswick[4] and renamed the Hotel Grand.[2] It changed ownership several times between 1948 and 1955, and in 1955 was purchased by the Grand Hotel Company who operated it until April 1980.[2] Hotel operations ceased in 1980 and the building remained vacant until 1984.[2][3] In 1984 it was purchased by developers, extensively remodeled, and converted into low-income apartments. [3]

The building was purchased by the Housing Authority of Jackson County in May 2009 for $850,000.[3][5] It was refurbished and renamed Grand Apartments.[3]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ a b c d e f "Asset Detail". npgallery.nps.gov. Retrieved 2020-02-06.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Working man's hotel". Mail Tribune. November 18, 2015. Retrieved February 5, 2020.
  4. ^ "Flight O' Time". Medford Mail Tribune. Medford, Oregon. September 12, 1957. p. 4.
  5. ^ "Grand Apartments". Oregon Architecture. Retrieved February 6, 2020.