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Home > Oregon > Portland > Pioneer Post Office, 700 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, Multnomah County, OR



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B&W Photos
East Elevation
HB988722
East Elevation
Northeast Elevation (new Wing At West 1903)
HB988723
Northeast Elevation (new Wing At West 1903)
West Elevation
HB988724
West Elevation
North Elevation
HB988725
North Elevation


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Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
700 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OR-52
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N1040).
Building/structure dates: 1875 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1904 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1905 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1960 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1970 subsequent work
Significance: The Pioneer Courthouse is one of the most important federally-funded buildings in the Pacific Northwest. Built in 1875, the Italianate building is styled with classic, restrained architectural details. Pioneer Courthouse is Portland's oldest extant public building and the second oldest federal courthouse west of the Mississippi.

Subjects
Courthouses
Post Offices


Related Names
Lambert, Noah
Mullett, Alfred Bolt


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. East elevation. Completed 1875. Davidson Photograph, Courtesy of Oregon Historical Society.
2. Northeast elevation (New Wing at West 1903). Completed 1875. Courtesy of Oregon Historical Society.
3. West elevation. Photo ca. 1877. Courtesy of Oregon Historical Society.
4. North elevation. Erection began 1869. Courtesy of Oregon Historical Society.
Contextual view from the 11th floor of Pioneer Place Building, 888 Southwest Fifth Street, facing northwest
Contextual view from the 7th floor of the Executive Building, 811 Southwest Sixth Street, facing northeast
Contextual view from top of the Smart Park Building, 621 Southwest Alder, facing southwest
Contextual view with Pioneer Courthouse Square in foreground from the roof of Nordstrom, 701 Southwest Broadway, facing east
View of west façade from the west edge of Pioneer Courthouse Square, facing east
View of east façade from Southwest Fifth Street, facing west
View of east façade from grounds, facing southwest
View of south façade from corner of Southwest Fifth and Southwest Yamhill Streets, facing northwest
Oblique view of south façade from grounds, facing northwest
View of west façade from the east edge of Pioneer Courthouse Square, facing east
Oblique view of north façade from Southwest Fifth and Southwest Morrison Streets, facing southwest
Oblique view of north façade from near Southwest Sixth and Southwest Morrison Streets, facing southeast
Oblique view of north façade from grounds, facing southwest
View of west end of north façade (proposed location of underground parking entrance) from Southwest Morrison Street sidewalk, facing southwest
Detail of west end of north façade (proposed location of underground parking entrance) from grounds, facing southwest
Detail of west end of north façade (proposed location of underground parking entrance) from grounds, facing southeast
View of ADA ramp at basement level at west end of north façade (proposed location of underground parking entrance) from driveway, facing east
View of north façade connection between original Courthouse and 1904 addition from grounds, facing south
Oblique view of west façade from driveway, facing southeast
Oblique view of ADA ramp on west façade from grounds, facing northeast
View of cornice detail on north ell from third floor window, facing north
View of east entrance door from grounds, facing west
View of south entrance door from grounds, facing north
View of fence and Post Office entrance on west façade from Southwest Sixth Street sidewalk, facing east
View of north entrance door from grounds, facing south
View of east window detail from grounds, facing west
Detail of south basement and first floor window from grounds, facing north
Detail of northeast corner from grounds, facing southwest
Detail of east basement window and foundation from grounds, facing west
View of fence section at west end of north façade (proposed location of underground parking entrance) from Southwest Morrison Street, facing south
Detail of fence and stone work from sidewalk on Southwest Yamhill Street, facing northeast
View of east entrance hall on first floor, facing west
Detail of main north-south hall on first floor, facing north
View of Post Office lobby on first floor, facing northwest
Detail of east wall of main north-south hall on first floor, facing northeast
Detail of Registry door on first floor, facing west
View of first floor main stairs, facing north
View of courtroom on second floor, facing southeast
Detail of door on west wall of courtroom on second floor, facing west
Detail of fireplace on north wall of courtroom on second floor, facing north
View of fireplace and windows in reception room (south side) on second floor, facing south
View of fireplace in general office in the northeast corner of the second floor, facing south
View of main east-west hall on third floor, facing west
Detail of typical third floor room, facing northwest
View of main north-south hall of basement, facing south
View of north wall of maintenance room in basement (proposed location of underground parking entrance) facing northwest
Detail of north window of maintenance room in basement (proposed location of underground parking entrance), facing north
Detail of stone foundation wall at bottom of basement stairs, facing west
View of interior staircase and windows in cupola, facing northeast
View of Post Office hallway on first floor, facing west
View of Post Office lobby on first floor, facing northeast
View of Post Office lobby on first floor, facing southwest
View of Post Office workroom on first floor, facing northwest
View of Post Office workroom on first floor, facing south
View of Post Office service windows on first floor, facing east
View of first floor conference room interior door, facing southeast
View of first floor conference room window and bookcase, facing northeast
View of cupola stairs on third floor, facing south
View from cupola window, facing west
View from cupola window, facing southeast
Working Drawing for U.S. Courthouse & Post-Office, Portland, OR, Plan of Basement, No. 1 (1870s)
Working Drawing for U.S. Courthouse & Post-Office, Portland, OR, Plan of Entrance Story, No. 3 (1870s)
Working Drawing for U.S. Courthouse & Post-Office, Portland, OR, Plan of Second
Working Drawing for U.S. Courthouse & Post-Office, Portland, OR, Plan of Third Story, No. 5 (1870s)
U.S. Custom-House, Court House, & P.O., Portland, Oregon, Front Elevation on Fifth St., Working Drawing, No. 6 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House, Court House & P.O., Portland, Oregon, Side Elevation, No. 7 (1870s)
U.S. Custom-House, Court House, & P.O., Portland, OR., Rear Elevation on Sixth St., Working Drawing No. 8 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Court House & P.O., Portland, OR., Longitudinal Section, No. 9 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Court House & P.O., Portland, OR., Transverse Section, No. 10 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Court House & P.O., Portland, OR., Plan of First Story Joists, No. 11 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Court House & P.O., Portland, OR., Second Floor Joists, No. 12 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House. Court House & P.O., No. 14, Portland, Oregon, Framing Plan of Attic Floor (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Post Office, Portland, OR., Plan of Roof, No. 15 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House & P.O., Portland, OR., Detail of Woodwork, Cupola & Dome, No. 16 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Court House & P.O., Full Size Detail of Cupola & Dome, Portland, OR., No. 16aa (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Court House & P.O., Full Size Details of Cupola & Dome, Portland, OR., No. 16bb (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Court House & P.O., Portland, OR., Front Elevation on Fifth Street, No. 17 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House, Court House & P.O., Portland, OR., No. 18, Detail of Stone Work (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Court House & P.O., Portland, OR., Side Elevation, No. 18 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Court House & P.O., Portland, OR., Rear Elevation on Sixth Street, No. 19 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House, Court House & P.O., Portland, Oregon, No. 19, Profiles of Stone Mouldings (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Court House & P.O., Portland, Oregon, Details of Iron Columns in Post Office, No. 20 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Court House & Post Office, Portland, OR., Details of Stone Work, No. 20 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom House, Court House & P.O., Portland, Oregon, No. 21, Entrance Doors (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. P.O.& C.H., Portland, OR., Stone Work Profiles of Mouldings Full Size, No. 21 (1870s)
U.S. Court House & P.O., Portland, OR., Details of Stone Work, No. 22 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom House, Court House & P.O., Portland, Oregon, No. 22, Windows of First Story, Working (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom House, Court House & P.O., Portland, Oregon, No. 23, Details of Windows (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Court House & P.O., Portland, OR., Details of Woodwork, No. 23, Exterior Doors (1870s)
U.S. Court House & P.O., Portland, OR., Details of Woodwork, Windows, No. 24 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom House, Court House & P.O., Details of Courtroom Windows, No. 24 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House, Court House & P.O., Portland, OR., Details of Dormer Windows, No. 25 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House, C. H. & P.O., Portland, Oregon, Details of Wood-work, Doors in First, Second, and Third Stories, No. 25 (1870s)
Post Office Screen, Portland, OR., Working Drawing No. 26 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House, C.H. & P.O., Portland, Oregon, Details of Balustrade and Ribs on Dome, No. 26 (1870s)
Details of Post Office Boxes, U.S. Custom House, Court House & Post Office, Portland, Oregon, Working Drawing No. 26 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House, Court House & P.O., Portland, Oregon, No. 27, Details of Stairs (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House, C.H. & P.O., Portland, OR., Details of Woodwork, No. 28 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House, C.H. & P.O., Portland, OR., Details of Iron Columns in Post Office, No. 28 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House, C.H. & P.O., Portland, OR., Details of P.O. Boxes, No. 29 (1870s)
Working Drawing No. 29, U.S. Court House & Post Office, Portland, OR., Details of Ventilators (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House, C.H. & P.O., Portland, Oregon, Details of Plaster Work in Court Room, No. 30 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House, C.H. & P.O., Portland, OR., Details of Plaster-Work, No. 30 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House, C.H. & P.O., Portland, OR., Details of Plastering, No. 31 (1870s)
Working Drawing, U.S. Custom-House, C.H. & P.O., Portland, OR., No. 31, Full Size Details of Plaster Work (1870s)
Details of Judges & Clerks Desks for U.S. Court Room, Portland, Oregon, No. 32 (1870s)
Design of Counter and Screen for Court House and Post Office, Portland, OR, No. 33 (1870s)
U.S. Custom-House, Court House & P.O., Portland, Oregon, Detail of Exterior Stairs, No. 34 (1870s)
U.S. Court House, Post Office, Portland Oregon, Plan of Basement, Heating Apparatus, No H36 (1870s)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 1 Approach Plan (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 2, Foundation Plan (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 3, Basement Plan (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 4, First Floor Plan (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 5, Second Floor Plan (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 6, Third Floor Plan (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 7, Roof Plan (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 8, Morrison St. Elevation (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 8, Yamhill Street Elevation (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 10, Sixth Street Elevation (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 11, Transverse Section (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 12, Longitudinal Section on Axis X-Y (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 13, First Floor Framing (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 14, Second Floor Framing (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 15, Third Floor Framing (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 16, Roof Framing (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 17, Columns (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 18, Three Quarters Inch Scale Drawing of First Story Details (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 19, Second Story Exterior Details (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 20, Details of Courtroom (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 21, One Fourth Inch Scale Drawing of Screen and Lobby (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 22, Screen Details (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. W-23, Basement Floor Plan-Electric Wiring (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. W-24, First Floor Plan-Electric Wiring (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. W-25, Second Floor Plan-Electric Wiring (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. W-26, Third Floor Plan-Electric Wiring (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. W-27, Electrical Wiring Details (1903)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. H-28, Basement Plan-Heating Apparatus (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. H-29, First Floor Plan-Heating Apparatus (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. H-30, Second Floor Plan-Heating Apparatus (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. H-31, Third Floor Plan-Heating Apparatus (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 50, Revised Scheme for End of Court Room (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 51, Second Floor Plan/Portion of First Floor (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 52, Third Floor Plan/Basement Floor Plan (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 59, Diagram of Lock Boxes (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 60, Basement Plan/Foundation Plan (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 61, First Floor Plan (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 62, Second Floor Plan (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 63, Third Floor Plan (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 64, Revised Framing Plans (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 65, Revised Framing Plans (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 66, Scale Details of Finish in Courtroom (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. 70, Scale Details of Elevator Openings (1904)
Extension U.S. P.O. & Court House, Portland, Oregon, Drawing No. E-76, Basement Plan/Elevator (1904)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, First Floor Plan, Drawing No. 27-11-11 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Interior Elevations, Drawing No. 21-11-13 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Site Plan, Drawing No. 27-27 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Basement Plan, Drawing No. 27-28 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Base Demolition Plan, Drawing No. 27-29 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, First Floor Demolition Plan, Drawing No. 27-31 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, First Floor Ceiling Plan, Drawing No. 27-32 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Second Floor Plan, Drawing No. 27-33 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Second Floor Demolition Plan, Drawing No. 27-34 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Second Floor Ceiling, Drawing No. 27-35 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Third Floor Plan, Drawing No. 27-36 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Third Floor Demolition Plan, Drawing No. 27-37 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Third Floor Ceiling, Drawing No. 27-38 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Attic Plan, Drawing No. 27-39 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Roof Plan, Drawing No. 27-40 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, North Elevation, Drawing No. 27-41 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, East Elevation, Drawing No. 27-42 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, South Elevation, Drawing No. 27-43 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, West Elevation, Drawing No. 27-44 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Cross Section, Drawing No. 27-45 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Long. Section, Drawing No. 27-46 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Exterior Details, Drawing No. 27-47 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Misc. Details, Drawing No. 27-48 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, First Floor Interior Elev., Drawing No. 27-49 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Plan-Elevator-Toilets, Drawing No. 27-51 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Elevator Sections, Drawing No. 27-52 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Elevator Entrances, Drawing No. 27-53 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Stair No. 1 Details, Drawing No. 27-54 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Second Floor Interior Elevs., Drawing No. 27-55 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Second Floor Interior Elevs., Drawing No. 27-56 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Court Rm. Plan-Elevs., Drawing No. 27-57 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Third Floor Interior Elevs., Drawing No. 27-58 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Int. Door Frames, Drawing No. 27-59 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Door-Millwork Det., Drawing No. 27-60 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, First Floor Interior Details, Drawing No. 27-61 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Dr. Frames-First Floor Det., Drawing No. 27-62 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Court Rm., Details, Drawing No. 27-63 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, 2nd and 3rd Fl. Int. Details, Drawing No. 27-64 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Alternates, Drawing No. 27-66 (1971)
The Pioneer Court House, Restoration, Temporary Pod Plans, Drawing No. 27-67 (1971)


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