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Evergreen Hotel

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The Evergreen Hotel was once the only hotel between Portland and Olympia.


Circa ~ 1928


500 Main St., Vancouver
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Open to public?

No. Converted to assisted living retirement housing in 1987.


Evergreen Hotel



The Italian Renaissance-style Evergreen Hotel came into being as an expression of civic support for a community amenity many citizens felt Vancouver lacked—high-quality hotel space for visitors and social gathering space for local residents. In 1927, under the leadership of the Chamber of Commerce, about 435 people were persuaded to buy shares in the Vancouver Community Hotel Company.

In a 1928 celebration of civic pride and modernity, and with the turn of a lever in London, England, the governor of Hudson’s Bay Company activated Vancouver’s new downtown electric lighting and officially opened the new hotel.  After suffering decline and closure in the late 1970s, new owners initiated restoration. The Evergreen remains one of the dominant features of the skyline in Vancouver’s historic South Main District.

  • Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.
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