The Cottage Hotel - Wilsonville, OR
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NW_history_buff
N 45° 17.871 W 122° 46.387
10T E 517788 N 5016063
A historical marker located in front of a former hotel, now a private residence.
Waymark Code: WMZNK4
Location: Oregon, United States
Date Posted: 12/08/2018
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member wayfrog
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Marker reads:

Built in 1905, The Cottage Hotel is one of the many buildings constructed during the time that the Oregon Electric Railway ran through Wilsonville. The hotel’s business was directly dependent on the railroad’s passenger service. A boardwalk ran from the train depot to the hotel.

The hotel offered guests five rooms upstairs and additional rooms on the south side of the main floor. But it was owner Fanny Dill’s cooking that brought the hotel a full measure of renown.

In the large living room, its high ceiling elegantly beamed, Mrs. Dill served home-style cooking at its best. Crews on northbound trains devised a special whistle to signal Mrs. Dill in advance so dinner would be on the table upon their arrival.

When railroad passenger service ended the hotel closed its doors. The building has been a private residence since 1939.

Historic Topic: Modern Age 1900 to date

Group Responsible for placement: Historical Society

Marker Type: City

Region: Metro/Portland

County: Clackamas

Web link to additional information: [Web Link]

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

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