Ambassador Apartments (Portland, Oregon)

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Ambassador Apartments
Portland Historic Landmark[2]
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Upper floors detail in 2007.
Ambassador Apartments (Portland, Oregon) is located in Portland, Oregon
Ambassador Apartments (Portland, Oregon)
Ambassador Apartments (Portland, Oregon) is located in Oregon
Ambassador Apartments (Portland, Oregon)
Ambassador Apartments (Portland, Oregon) is located in the US
Ambassador Apartments (Portland, Oregon)
Location 1209 SW 6th Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°30′56″N 122°40′51″W / 45.515629°N 122.680852°W / 45.515629; -122.680852Coordinates: 45°30′56″N 122°40′51″W / 45.515629°N 122.680852°W / 45.515629; -122.680852
Built 1922[3]
Architect Carl L. Linde
Architectural style Tudor Revival
NRHP reference # 79003738[1]
Added to NRHP February 26, 1979[3]

The Ambassador Apartments is a historic building in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States. Since 1979, it has been on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Described as Jacobean, the Ambassador Apartments is unique in Portland for substituting Idaho sandstone instead of the glazed terra-cotta common in the facades and trim of structures dating from the 1920s.

It is a nine-story H-shaped building with about 6,000 square feet (560 m2) per floor.[4]

The building has been the residence of many prominent business and professional people, including lumber company owner Louis Gerlinger Sr. during 1929-1940 and William Simon U'Ren during 1927-1949. Edith Green maintained an office on the ground floor.[4]

Located on prime downtown real estate, the building has now been converted into condominiums. In 1999, the smallest unit available was advertised for $148,000.[5]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved October 28, 2013 .
  3. ^ a b c "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. p. 29. Retrieved September 28, 2013. 
  4. ^ a b Sheila Finch (September 7, 1978). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Ambassador Apartments". National Park Service. Retrieved August 8, 2017.  With eight photos from 1932 and 1978.
  5. ^ King, Bart (2001). An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, p. 67. Gibbs Smith.

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