AKA: Hotel Northern, Portland, OR; Rich Hotel, Portland, OR

Structure Type: built works - dwellings - houses - apartment houses; built works - dwellings - housing - affordable housing; built works - dwellings -public accommodations - hotels

Designers: Tegen, Robert F., Architect (firm); Robert Frederick Tegen (architect)

Dates: constructed 1913

Portland, OR

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A.L. Parkhurst commissioned local architect Robert F. Tegen to design this hotel at 2nd Street and Couch Street in Portland, OR, c. 1913. The hotel changed ownership and its names over the years, beginning as the Hotel Modern and then the Hotel Northern and the Rich Hotel. It was transformed into a single-room occupancy (SRO) hotel in 1980.

The Hotel Modern was included as a contributing building in the Skidmore/Old Town Historic District listed on the National Register of Historic Places; it was also named a National Historic Landmark, a high honor.

PCAD id: 18262