The historic Royal Palm Hotel, located at 310 N.W. Flanders, was one of Portland’s first facilities to hire African-American employees and accept African-American guests. Advocates for preserving Portland’s black history have added the structure to a list of buildings the Architectural Heritage Museum is compiling to protect from demolition.
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Moving ahead on effort to save cultural landmarks
Buildings and sites that are important to the history of African Americans in Portland may soon have more protection from demolition.