Telegram Building

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Telegram Building
Portland Historic Landmark[1]
Telegram Building - Portland Oregon.jpg
View of clocktower and main entry in 2009
Telegram Building is located in Portland, Oregon
Telegram Building
Location 1101–1117 SW Washington Street
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′19″N 122°40′57″W / 45.521917°N 122.682619°W / 45.521917; -122.682619Coordinates: 45°31′19″N 122°40′57″W / 45.521917°N 122.682619°W / 45.521917; -122.682619
Built 1922
Architect Rassmussen Grace Company, Waterleaf Architecture (2004 Renovation)
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 93001560
Added to NRHP 1994

The Portland Telegram Building is a historic building in Portland, Oregon. It formerly served as the headquarters of The Portland Telegram, a now-defunct local newspaper founded in 1877 by Henry L. Pittock. In 1886, John Addison Porter (Secretary to the President) organized and ran the Oregon Publishing Company, which took over the Telegram. A Republican-leaning newspaper, the Telegram merged in 1931 with the Portland News, creating the Portland News-Telegram, which in turn ceased publishing in 1939. The red brick and terra-cotta structure culminates in a colonial-style clock tower.[2]

A major renovation was completed in the 2004, renovating the building to accommodate multi-tenant office space. The renovation added two floors of underground parking, office space upstairs, and a penthouse (also office space) behind the clock tower. The Telegram Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[3]


  1. ^ Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved November 13, 2013 .
  2. ^ King, Bart. An Architectural Guidebook to Portland', pp. 53-54 (photo). Gibbs Smith, 2001
  3. ^ "Oregon National Register List". Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. Retrieved July 20, 2011. 

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