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Hotel Oregon, Spartanburg County (247 & 249 Magnolia St., Spartanburg)
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Facade Facade
1949 Addition
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Facade Detail Interior
2nd Floor Staircase
1949 Addition

(Oakman Drugs, Oakman Glass, Spartan Hotel) The Hotel Oregon is significant for the role it played in the commercial development of Spartanburg at the beginning of the twentieth century and as an outstanding local example of the vernacular Commercial style. The Commercial style was a reaction to the elaborate store facades of the High Victorian period. The style reduced the fašade to simple vertical elements accentuated with horizontal panels and belt courses, termination at the skyline with a layered stepped and corbelled cornice. The building has notable exterior features including horizontal granite belt courses, decorative brick panels, corbeled and denticulated brick cornices and a stepped front parapet. Notable interior features include pressed tin ceilings and original wooden staircases. The hotel is locally significant for its role in the history of medical care in the city of Spartanburg and for its association with a prominent local pharmacist Dr. Clarence Oakman. Built in 1909 by Oakman, this three-story building was one of many commercial hotels and boarding houses that originally lined Magnolia Street. The hotel retains its historic appearance but has undergone some changes on its first floor. The most significant change is the loss of the two first floor storefronts. The Hotel Oregon is the last remaining commercial hotel built between 1880 and 1930 in the city of Spartanburg. Listed in the National Register April 10, 2001.

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