Heritage Architecture & Old Town Portland, OR Photos

Portland, Oregon has a well-preserved core of heritage architecture centered around its Old Town. Portland is noted for its cast iron storefronts.

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Skidmore Fountain by sculpter Olin Warner in New Market heritage area. Portland, OR.Skidmore Fountain details of upper basin & figure. Portland, OR.Fountain base of Skidmore Fountain. Portland, OR.Ankeny Square & Skidmore Fountain with crafts market. Portland, OR.
Skidmore Fountain (1888) by sculpter Olin Warner in New Market heritage area. Portland, OR.Skidmore Fountain details of upper basin & figure. Portland, OR.Fountain base of Skidmore Fountain. Portland, OR.Ankeny Square & Skidmore Fountain with crafts market. Portland, OR.
Crafts market at Ankeny Square. Portland, OR.Crafts market at Ankeny Square. Portland, OR.Crafts market at Ankeny Square. Portland, OR.Bracelet crafts at market in Ankeny Square. Portland, OR.
Crafts market at Ankeny Square. Portland, OR.Crafts market at Ankeny Square. Portland, OR.Crafts market at Ankeny Square. Portland, OR.Bracelet crafts at market in Ankeny Square. Portland, OR.
Streetcar passes Ankeny Square Colonnade. Portland, OR.Ankeny Square cast-iron Colonnade now restored after 1952 demolition. Portland, OR.Ankeny Arcade monument with antique cast iron museum pieces. Portland, OR.Ankeny Arcade monument with antique cast iron arch. Portland, OR.
Streetcar passes Ankeny Square Colonnade. Portland, OR.Ankeny Square cast-iron Colonnade (1872) now restored after 1952 demolition. Portland, OR.Ankeny Arcade monument with antique cast iron museum pieces. Portland, OR.Ankeny Arcade monument with antique cast iron arch. Portland, OR.
Poppleton Building & New Market Theater at Ankeny Square. Portland, OR.New Market Theater Venetian palace style with cast-iron front. Portland, OR.Brick & cast iron facade of New Market Theater. Portland, OR.Cast iron arcade of New Market Theater. Portland, OR.
Poppleton Building & New Market Theater at Ankeny Square. Portland, OR.New Market Theater Venetian palace style with cast-iron front (1872) (50 SW 2nd Ave.). Portland, OR. Architect: Piper & Burton. On National Register.Brick & cast iron facade of New Market Theater. Portland, OR.Cast iron arcade of New Market Theater. Portland, OR.
Poppleton Building. Portland, OR.Painted cast iron capitals of Poppleton Building. Portland, OR.New Market Annex. Portland, OR.Merchants Hotel. Portland, OR.
Poppleton Building (1872) (75-83 SW 1st Ave.). Portland, OR. Architect: Piper & Burton (attrib.).Painted cast iron capitals of Poppleton Building. Portland, OR.New Market Annex (1889) (5 floors) (58-66 SW 2nd Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque. Architect: McCaw & Martin.Merchants Hotel (1880-84) (121-39 NW 2nd Ave.). Portland, OR. Architect: Warren H. Williams (attrib.).
Cast iron facade details of Merchants Hotel. Portland, OR.Cast iron female face on Merchants Hotel. Portland, OR.Haseltine Building. Portland, OR.Stonework entrance surroung of Haseltine Building. Portland, OR.
Cast iron facade details of Merchants Hotel. Portland, OR.Cast iron female face on Merchants Hotel. Portland, OR.Haseltine Building (1893) (133 SW 2nd Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque.Stonework entrance surroung of Haseltine Building. Portland, OR.
Glisan Building. Portland, OR.Cast iron facade details of Glisan Building. Portland, OR.Fechheimer & White Building. Portland, OR.Cast iron facade details of Fechheimer & White Building. Portland, OR.
Glisan Building (Kell's) (1889) (112 SW 2nd Ave.) (former Chown Electric Co.). Portland, OR. Style: Queen Anne Italianate.Cast iron facade details of Glisan Building. Portland, OR.Fechheimer & White Building (1883) ( 233 Front Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: High Victorian Italianate. Architect: Williams & Krumbein.Cast iron facade details of Fechheimer & White Building. Portland, OR.
Cast iron maker's plate from Willamette Iron Works on Fechheimer & White Building. Portland, OR.Cast iron decorative details of Fechheimer & White Building. Portland, OR.Railway Building & Scottish Bank Building. Portland, OR.Railway Building facade. Portland, OR.
Cast iron maker's plate from Willamette Iron Works on Fechheimer & White Building. Portland, OR.Cast iron decorative details of Fechheimer & White Building. Portland, OR.Railway Building (1872) & Scottish Bank Building (1876) (112-122 SW 1st Ave.). Portland, OR.Railway Building (1872) facade (112 SW 1st Ave.). Portland, OR.
Smith's Block. Portland, OR.Streetscape along 200-240 SW 1st St. from Oak. Portland, OR.Heritage streetscape along SW 4th Ave. including Board of Trade Building with mural. Portland, OR.Bishop's House. Portland, OR.
Smith's Block (1872) (111-113 SW Front Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Italianate. Architect: W.W. Piper.Streetscape along 200-240 SW 1st St. from Oak. Portland, OR.Heritage streetscape along SW 4th Ave. including Board of Trade Building with mural. Portland, OR.Bishop's House (1879) (223 SW Stark St.). Portland, OR. Style: Victorian Gothic. Architect: Prosper Heurn. On National Register.
Grand Stable & Carriage Building Commerical Italianate facade. Portland, OR.Grand Stable & Carriage Building. Portland, OR.Waldo Block. Portland, OR.Oregon Pioneer Building. Portland, OR.
Grand Stable & Carriage Building Commerical Italianate facade. Portland, OR.Grand Stable & Carriage Building (1887/94) (411-415 SW 2nd Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Commerical Italianate. Architect: Warren Haywood Williams. On National Register.Waldo Block (1885) (439 & 421 SW 2nd Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Victorian Italianate. On National Register.Oregon Pioneer Building (1910) (6 floors) (320 SW Stark St.). Portland, OR. Architect: David Chambers Lewis. On National Register.
Postal Building [aka Failing Building]. Portland, OR.Postal Building facade. Portland, OR.Postal Building decorative details. Portland, OR.Spalding Building. Portland, OR.
Postal Building [aka Failing Building] (1900) (510 SW 3rd Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Italian Renaissance. Architect: Whidden & Lewis. On National Register.Postal Building facade. Portland, OR.Postal Building decorative details. Portland, OR.Spalding Building (1911) (319 SW Washington). Portland, OR. On National Register.
Spalding Building brick & stone facade details. Portland, OR.Dekum Building. Portland, OR.Corner view of Dekum Building. Portland, OR.Terra cotta window surrounds of Dekum Building. Portland, OR.
Spalding Building brick & stone facade details. Portland, OR.Dekum Building (1892) (519 SW 3rd Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque. Architect: McCaw, Martin & White. On National Register.Corner view of Dekum Building. Portland, OR.Terra cotta window surrounds of Dekum Building. Portland, OR.
Rough cut sandstone arches of ground floors of Dekum Building. Portland, OR.Carvings in round arch of Dekum Building. Portland, OR.Carvings in trapezoidal arch of Dekum Building. Portland, OR.Hamilton Building. Portland, OR.
Rough cut sandstone arches of ground floors of Dekum Building. Portland, OR.Carvings in round arch of Dekum Building. Portland, OR.Carvings in trapezoidal arch of Dekum Building. Portland, OR.Hamilton Building (1893) (529 SW 3rd Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Classical Revival. Architect: Whidden & Lewis. On National Register.
Van Rensselaer Building. Portland, OR.Harker Building. Portland, OR.Poppleton Building & Harker Building. Portland, OR.Pediment of Poppleton Building. Portland, OR.
Van Rensselaer Building (1878) (65 SW Yamhill St.). Portland, OR. Style: Italianate.Harker Building (Patrick Bldg.) (1878) (824-828 SW 1st Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Italianate.Poppleton Building (1867) ( 816-818 SW 1st Ave.) & Harker Building. Portland, OR. Style: Second Empire.Pediment of Poppleton Building. Portland, OR.
Willamette Block. Portland, OR.Taylor St. side of Mikado Block. Portland, OR.Gilbert Building. Portland, OR.Brickwork details of Gilbert Building. Portland, OR.
Willamette Block (1882) (722-728 SW 2nd Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Italianate.Taylor St. side of Mikado Block (1880) ( 837 SW 1st Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Italianate.Gilbert Building (1893) (319 SW Taylor). Portland, OR. Architect: Whidden & Lewis.Brickwork details of Gilbert Building. Portland, OR.
Auditorium & Music Hall. Portland, OR.Broadway Building. Portland, OR.Charles F. Berg Building. Portland, OR.Art Deco details of Charles F. Berg Building. Portland, OR.
Auditorium & Music Hall (1894) (920-928 SW 3rd Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Romanesque Revival. Architect: F. Manson White. On National Register.Broadway Building (1913) (715 SW Morrison St.). Portland, OR. Style: Classical Revival. Architect: E.B. MacNaughton. On National Register.Charles F. Berg Building (1929) (615 SW Broadway Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Art Deco. On National Register.Art Deco details of Charles F. Berg Building. Portland, OR.
Prairie-style heritage commercial building. Portland, OR.Heritage commercial building. Portland, OR.Portland Marriott City Center &. Portland, OR.Imperial Hotel [aka Vintage Plaza]. Portland, OR.
Prairie-style heritage commercial building (531 SW Broadway). Portland, OR.Heritage commercial building (522-540 SW Broadway). Portland, OR.Portland Marriott City Center (1999) (20 floors) (520 SW Broadway) & (522-540 SW Broadway). Portland, OR. Architect: Portman Fruchtman Vinson Sunderland Architects + Wasserberger Benson.Imperial Hotel [aka Vintage Plaza] (1894) (422-426 SW Broadway St.). Portland, OR. Style: Richardsonian Romanesque. Architect: F. Manson White. On National Register.
Richardsonian Romanesque facade of Imperial Hotel [aka Vintage Plaza]. Portland, OR.Richardsonian Romanesque facade of Imperial Hotel. Portland, OR.Morgan's Alley shopping mall. Portland, OR.United States National Bank Building. Portland, OR.
Richardsonian Romanesque facade of Imperial Hotel [aka Vintage Plaza]. Portland, OR.Richardsonian Romanesque facade of Imperial Hotel. Portland, OR.Morgan's Alley shopping mall (515 SW Broadway St.). Portland, OR.United States National Bank Building (1911) (321-331 SW 6th Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Neoclassical. Architect: Alfred E. Doyle. On National Register.
Portico of United States National Bank Building. Portland, OR.Column details on United States National Bank Building. Portland, OR.Benson Hotel. Portland, OR.Bank of the West. Portland, OR.
Portico of United States National Bank Building. Portland, OR.Column details on United States National Bank Building. Portland, OR.Benson Hotel (1913) (309-319 SW Broadway). Portland, OR. Architect: Doyle, Patterson & Beach. On National Register.Bank of the West (old First National Bank) (1889) (401 SW 5th Ave.). Portland, OR. Style: Neoclassical. Architect: Coolidge & Shattuck.
Battleship U.S.S. Oregon mast at Memorial Marine Park on Riverfront of Portland. Portland, OR.Iron details of Battleship Oregon. Portland, OR.

Battleship U.S.S. Oregon mast (1893) at Memorial Marine Park on Riverfront of Portland. Portland, OR.Iron details of Battleship Oregon. Portland, OR.


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