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Home > Oregon > Portland > Portland City Hall, 1220 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Portland, Multnomah County, OR



B&W Photos
Main (west) Elevation
HB992221
Main (west) Elevation
Detail Of Entrance,main Elevation
HB992222
Detail Of Entrance,main Elevation
Rear (east) And North Elevations
HB992223
Rear (east) And North Elevations
East (partial) And South Elevations
HB992224
East (partial) And South Elevations
East Elevation,showing Entrance Bay
HB992225
East Elevation,showing Entrance Bay
Upper Entrance Bay Detail,east Elevation
HB992226
Upper Entrance Bay Detail,east Elevation
Entrance Detail Of Columns,east Elevation
HB992227
Entrance Detail Of Columns,east Elevation
Entrance Bay Detail Showing Columns And Pediment,east Elevation
HB992228
Entrance Bay Detail Showing Columns And Pediment,east Elevation
Entrance Bay Detail Showing Inner Columns,east Elevation
HB992229
Entrance Bay Detail Showing Inner Columns,east Elevation
Interior,looking Towards West Entry,marble Floors
HB992230
Interior,looking Towards West Entry,marble Floors
Interior,main Floor (2nd),marble
HB992231
Interior,main Floor (2nd),marble
Interior,vault,auditor
HB992232
Interior,vault,auditor's Office
Interior,brass Door Knobs Of All Doors Of Main Floor,some On Other Floors
HB992233
Interior,brass Door Knobs Of All Doors Of Main Floor,some On Other Floors


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
1220 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS OR-125
Building/structure dates: 1895 initial construction
Significance: The Portland City Hall is an outstanding example of Renaissance Revival Style architecture and is one of the principal early buildings of public architecture remaining in Portland from the late Nineteenth Century. It is considered to be a masterpiece of the firm of Whidden and Lewis, the leading firm of Portland architects in the period. The building was planned for fireproof construction, central heating, electric wiring as well as gas lighting, and for public telephones and elevators. It is a very early example of a steel framed building in Portland and employed other innovative engineering techniques.

Related Names
Whidden, William H.
Lewis, Ion


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. Main (west) elevation
2. Detail of entrance,main elevation
3. Rear (east) and north elevations
4. East (partial) and south elevations
5. East elevation,showing entrance bay
6. Upper entrance bay detail,east elevation
7. Entrance detail of columns,east elevation
8. Entrance bay detail showing columns and pediment,east elevation
9. Entrance bay detail showing inner columns,east elevation
10. Interior,looking towards west entry,marble floors
11. Interior,main floor (2nd),marble
12. Interior,vault,auditor's office
13. Interior,brass door knobs of all doors of main floor,some on other floors


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