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Home > Oregon > Portland > New Market Block & Theatre, 1035 Southwest Second Avenue, Portland, Multnomah County, OR



B&W Photos
Historic American Buildings Survey, Courtesy Of Oregon Historical Society, Buchtel & Stolte, Photographers, Completed 1875 Northeast Elevation.
HB988767
Historic American Buildings Survey, Courtesy Of Oregon Historical Society, Buchtel & Stolte, Photographers, Completed 1875 Northeast Elevation.
Historic American Buildings Survey, Courtesy Of Oregon Historical Society, Buchtel & Stolte, Photographers, Completed 1875 Northeast Elevation.
HB988768
Historic American Buildings Survey, Courtesy Of Oregon Historical Society, Buchtel & Stolte, Photographers, Completed 1875 Northeast Elevation.


Data Pages


Item Title


Location
1035 Southwest Second Avenue, Portland, OR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OR-51
Building/structure dates: 1872 initial construction
Significance: Alexander P. Anken's New Market Block was an ambitious attempt to wed ocmmerce and culture in the Portland of the 1870s. Begun in 1871, the building was completed on its lower floor by October 1872 when the market was opened. Construction of the theater in the space occupied by second and third stories was delayed by the panic of 1873, but it was finally opened triumphantly in 1875. Unfortunately, its popularity was brief, as competition from newer and more commodious theaters caused it to close in the later 1880s. It was then converted to a warehouse and now has become a garage. Though the interior has lost almost all of its original glitter, the exterior is of exceptional architectural character.

Subjects
Markets
Theaters


Related Names
Ankeny, Alexander P.


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Historic American Buildings Survey, Courtesy of Oregon Historical Society, Buchtel & Stolte, Photographers, Completed 1875 NORTHEAST ELEVATION.
2. Historic American Buildings Survey, Courtesy of Oregon Historical Society, Buchtel & Stolte, Photographers, Completed 1875 NORTHEAST ELEVATION.


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