The Infamous Black Bird Southern Oregon History, Revised

Hotel Medford

    A new hotel for Medford is among the probabilities of the near future. Plans have been drawn, and part of the stock subscribed on a tentative proposition to erect a complete modern hostelry to accommodate the increased business. Both present structures are turning away people, and neither shows any indication of building the needed accommodations. The Nash some time since planned the erection of an addition [to] the "L" in the interior, providing 16 additional suites, with baths, but there has been no sign of building as yet. Neither has the Hotel Moore extended to the corner as once contemplated, the owner holding it more valuable for business purposes than for hotel. Mr. Moore, however, will provide a suitable site for a fine hotel on the West Side, and is understood to be figuring along these lines with capitalists.
Excerpt, "Hotels Jammed with Newcomers," Medford Daily Tribune, April 1, 1909, page 1

    The 27 rooms with baths of the new fifth floor of the Hotel Medford will all have been completely furnished and be ready for use by this evening, and the new fast, large, modern elevator was put into use last evening for the first time. These and the other extensive improvements incidental to the new floor have been done at an expense of $50,000, and make this hostelry one of the finest and largest for a city of this size on the Pacific Coast.
    All this extensive work was accomplished without interfering with the taking care of the regular patronage of the hotel for a single hour or day, and the work was finished far ahead of the time set, June 1st, when the regular work was begun.
    The new floor is nicely arranged and splendidly furnished, all the beds, dressers, chairs and tables being of steel or two-tone mahogany. Some of the rooms are in suites.
Medford Mail Tribune, May 31, 1924, page 6

Vice-President and Manager, Medford Hotel Company.
b. Medford, Oregon, January 19, 1913; son of Emil and Hedwig (Boettger) Mohr; educated University of Oregon; m. Berte Allen Crane of Medford, Oregon November 20, 1934; began as dishwasher and busboy, Crater Lake Lodge, Oregon; engineer, Hotel Medford 1934; steward and food buyer 1935; desk clerk 1936-37; manager since 1937; vice-president and manager since Nov. 1937; served U.S. Navy, World War II; director Jackson County Chamber of Commerce 1940 to date; president Southern Oregon Hotel Association 1939; vice-president Oregon State Hotel Association 1939; Republican; Presbyterian; address Hotel Medford, Medford
Capitol's Who's Who for Oregon 1948-49, page 397

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