The Portland Hotel

This is Number 5 Portland Street built in 1852 by Edward Walters, the architect of the Free Trade Hall. It had 5 storeys and an attic and a ground floor arcade. The upper floors are connected by stone pilasters.  For a variety of reasons including war damage only the facades survive from the original Walters structure.

In 2017 the hotel is part of the Ibis hotel chain.

The Portland sign stands at the top of the building.

The steel support for the sign is strangely unsymetrical because it used to say "Thistle The Portland" and the "Thistle" portion of the sign has been removed.

Here it is when it actually was a warehouse.

The red arrow on the aerial image below shows the hotel in 1953.

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