History

History

First National Bank

Taking you back in time

Swayze Suite resides in the Hermiston Historic District, situated on the second floor of a stone building that was originally built in the early 1900s to house the First National Bank of Hermiston. It was the first regional bank to serve the town of Hermiston in Umatilla County.

 

Much of the interior decor is still intact from the early 1900s period, giving it a vintage experience that attracts so many of its visitors. The main floor still contains the original bank vault, banker’s window, and mahogany wood trim.

 

The national bank opened in 1908 and stopped printing money in 1935, which equals a 28 year printing period. That is a fairly normal lifespan for a national bank. During its life, The First National Bank Of Hermiston issued 4 different types and denominations of national currency. For the record, The First National Bank Of Hermiston was located in Umatilla County and was assigned charter number 9281.

 

In an effort to return the upper floor of the building back to its bygone era decor and charm, the modern bed and breakfast has recently been remodeled. The Swayze Suite is like taking a step back in time to when life was just a little simpler.

history of the bank

First National Bank

Taking you back in time

Swayze Suite resides in the Hermiston Historic District, situated on the second floor of a stone building that was originally built in the early 1900s to house the First National Bank of Hermiston. It was the first regional bank to serve the town of Hermiston in Umatilla County.

 

Much of the interior decor is still intact from the early 1900s period, giving it a vintage experience that attracts so many of its visitors. The main floor still contains the original bank vault, banker’s window, and mahogany wood trim.

 

The national bank opened in 1908 and stopped printing money in 1935, which equals a 28 year printing period. That is a fairly normal lifespan for a national bank. During its life, The First National Bank Of Hermiston issued 4 different types and denominations of national currency. For the record, The First National Bank Of Hermiston was located in Umatilla County and was assigned charter number 9281.

 

In an effort to return the upper floor of the building back to its bygone era decor and charm, the modern bed and breakfast has recently been remodeled. The Swayze Suite is like taking a step back in time to when life was just a little simpler.

history of the bank

First National Bank

Taking you back in time

Swayze Suite resides in the Hermiston Historic District, situated on the second floor of a stone building that was originally built in the early 1900s to house the First National Bank of Hermiston. It was the first regional bank to serve the town of Hermiston in Umatilla County.

Much of the interior decor is still intact from the early 1900s period, giving it a vintage experience that attracts so many of its visitors. The main floor still contains the original bank vault, banker’s window, and mahogany wood trim.

The national bank opened in 1908 and stopped printing money in 1935, which equals a 28 year printing period. That is a fairly normal lifespan for a national bank. During its life, The First National Bank Of Hermiston issued 4 different types and denominations of national currency. For the record, The First National Bank Of Hermiston was located in Umatilla County and was assigned charter number 9281.

In an effort to return the upper floor of the building back to its bygone era decor and charm, the modern bed and breakfast has recently been remodeled. The Swayze Suite is like taking a step back in time to when life was just a little simpler.

history of the bank
six mile history

Six Mile House

A sturdy old west hotel with bar and brass rail

In the 1860s and ’70s, Hermiston was known as “Six Mile House”. When the railroads came to Eastern Oregon, replacing the team freighters, Maxwell Siding was built nearby to allow trains to pass. Agriculture was Hermiston’s lone industry until the Umatilla Army Depot was constructed immediately prior to World War II.

six mile history

Six Mile House

A sturdy old west hotel with bar and brass rail

In the 1860s and ’70s, Hermiston was known as “Six Mile House”. When the railroads came to Eastern Oregon, replacing the team freighters, Maxwell Siding was built nearby to allow trains to pass. Agriculture was Hermiston’s lone industry until the Umatilla Army Depot was constructed immediately prior to World War II.

six mile history

Six Mile House

A sturdy old west hotel with bar and brass rail

In the 1860s and ’70s, Hermiston was known as “Six Mile House”. When the railroads came to Eastern Oregon, replacing the team freighters, Maxwell Siding was built nearby to allow trains to pass. Agriculture was Hermiston’s lone industry until the Umatilla Army Depot was constructed immediately prior to World War II.

Umatilla Irrigation Project

Water to farmers’ fields in northern Umatilla County

A 26-mile-long canal brought the water to the Cold Springs Reservoir, where a series of outlet pipes and canals carried water to crops. The Umatilla Project gave birth to the city of Hermiston, six miles south of the Columbia River, where the project was headquartered.

umatilla irrigation history

Umatilla Irrigation Project

Water to farmers’ fields in northern Umatilla County

A 26-mile-long canal brought the water to the Cold Springs Reservoir, where a series of outlet pipes and canals carried water to crops. The Umatilla Project gave birth to the city of Hermiston, six miles south of the Columbia River, where the project was headquartered.

umatilla irrigation history

Umatilla Irrigation Project

Water to farmers’ fields in northern Umatilla County

A 26-mile-long canal brought the water to the Cold Springs Reservoir, where a series of outlet pipes and canals carried water to crops. The Umatilla Project gave birth to the city of Hermiston, six miles south of the Columbia River, where the project was headquartered.

umatilla irrigation history