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October 31, 2018

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Such a tragic day for Portland when this wild and wonderful place was torn down. Does anyone know the story about why this happened?
Then to sit a vacant lot for s pool many years.

The Hotel Hoyt was built in 1912, just a block from the entrance to Union Station. That was, of course, in the days when travel by train was common. Harvey Dick bought the Hoyt in 1942 to house wartime shipbuilding workers.

The Hoyt was remodeled and the Barbary Coast Lounge was added in 1962, but the whole place was closed in 1972. It was torn down in 1977 and the lot still sits there today on the edge of the Pearl District. It may be sitting empty because the lot is considered to be contaminated because of underground tanks on the property from one-time service station occupants.

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