Barber Block

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Barber Block
Portland Historic Landmark[1]
Photograph of a highly ornamented, three-story commercial building on an urban street corner
The Barber Block in 2006
Location 532–538 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′08″N 122°39′37″W / 45.518794°N 122.660386°W / 45.518794; -122.660386Coordinates: 45°31′08″N 122°39′37″W / 45.518794°N 122.660386°W / 45.518794; -122.660386
Built 1890
Architect Thomas J. Jones[2]
Architectural style Mixed late Victorian styles, including Italianate, Queen Anne, Richardsonian Romanesque, others[3]
Governing body private
Part of East Portland Grand Avenue Historic District (#91000126)
NRHP Reference # 77001109
Added to NRHP February 15, 1977

The Barber Block is a building complex in southeast Portland, Oregon, listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP). It was built in 1890 and listed on the NRHP in 1977.[2] It is also located within the East Portland Grand Avenue Historic District.

Among the building's occupants in the 1920s was a nickelodeon theater.[2] After the Columbus Day Storm of 1962 caused significant damage to the building's roof, its owners considering demolishing it, but decided against doing so. The ground floor spaces have been used by various types of businesses over the decades, including a furniture store, a restaurant and a bank, while the second and third floors have always been residential, mostly as apartments but for a time as a single-room occupancy residential hotel.[2]

The building underwent a renovation in the late 1970s[4] and another in the 2000s.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved September 21, 2013 .
  2. ^ a b c d Ballestrem, Val (2011). "Barber Block (Portland)". The Oregon Encyclopedia. Portland State University. Retrieved May 19, 2014. 
  3. ^ McMath, George A. (December 5, 1976), National Register of Historic Places Inventory — Nomination Form: Barber Block (PDF), retrieved May 19, 2014 .
  4. ^ Basalyga, Stephanie (May 13, 2002). "Foundation honors historic building preservation". Daily Journal of Commerce. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  5. ^ Carter, Dan (November 21, 2007). "Commercial Contractors: Barber Block". Daily Journal of Commerce. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 

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Media related to Barber Block at Wikimedia Commons