at her blog, Cpaphil Vintage Postcards.
I'm joining in today, having deferred
Old Postcard Wednesday to Friday this week.
I'm grateful to NoeHill.com for publishing online the only information I found that provided even the slightest indication that the old hotel still stands. The site provides a list of Historic Sites in Josephine County that includes the National Register of Historic Places National Register numbers. The Redwoods Hotel at 310 NW 6th is on the list, linked to the saddest photos of what remains of the hotel as of July, 2007. I cannot determine whether or not this building is used for anything today. It really appears not, but maybe it's a rooming house?
Prior to tracking down the above lame information, I found some other tidbits from around the area.....
- The historic Redwoods Hotel should not be confused with the Redwood Motel in Grants Pass, although this looks like a lovely place and has an interesting history itself.
- The Josephine County Historical Society website does not mention the Redwoods Hotel (not that I could find, anyway). It does provide two "walking tours" of historic buildings, businesses and homes/churches. I must admit that I enjoyed looking at the homes; a few are truly spectacular.
- I did find the same old postcard I have is for sale here. And there is a real photo of the Redwoods Hotel for sale at ebay. It shows a 1940s vehicle on the street, and note that the word FIREPROOF had been removed from underneath the large sign on the building.
- A site called America on Wheels has a page for the Redwoods Hotel, and the webmaster is just waiting for someone to be the first to write a review or to share his/her photos. Somehow I don't think anyone is going to oblige the request.....unless America on Wheels has a time machine it can provide to zap former guests to the 21st Century in order for them to download memories and photos of staying there.
........and, the last one is especially for The Watercats in Ireland who, after viewing the old postcard about Finland Sheep Grazing that morphed into a bit of a Conan O'Brien thing, wrote in comments: Every time I come here I receive new piles of semi-useless information!.. That is a very, very good thing.. [:-D .........
- A Grants Pass Oregon Redwoods Hotel tie is available for purchase at zazzle.com.