Saturday, November 17, 2012

Hotel Josephine

Hotel Josephine was located in Grants Pass, Oregon.
As you can see, this is a mural of the former 23-room hotel built in 1893. According to the Josephine County Historical Society, it was the first hotel in the area to have gas for cooking and heating.

Unfortunately, the hotel was destroyed by fire in 1975 and this mural by Canadian artist John Michener, is the only reminder of its former days.
Click on this link if you want to see a picture of the real Hotel Josephine.

- Karen



10 comments:

rainfield61 said...

You found another interesting part of history.

eileeninmd said...

Cool mural, I love it! There are lots of wonderful places in Oregon.

helen said...

Been to Grants Pass but not to that place. Thanks for sharing and for visiting my blog and leaving a comment!

cocomino said...

If the hotel wasn't destroyed, I want to stay at it. It's a nice architecture.

betchai said...

that is such an almost real mural, very lovely done, thankfully, memories of that beautiful hotel have now many reminders, the mural and here in your post.

llandudnopictures said...

Fantastic, I feel like I could walk up to the front door and ask for a room for the night!

ArtandArchitecture-SF.com said...

Sad, it looks like a great place, but like you said, at least it was preserved in it's own way. That is also one huge mural!

Emm in London said...

Oh, how interesting. The painting is so lifelike that I thought it was a photo at first, instead of a photo of a painting of course. But the perspective is just perfect, how amazing it looks as a mural.

Jenny Woolf said...

Oh, I had to look at both those pictures for a while :)
Fascinating!

I also thought that I wouldn't somehow like to be the first person cooking with gas ... or any new technology ... just in case I didn't do it right. I guess I would have been a bit of a technophobe 100 years ago too!

lina said...

Love the mural.