Bishop's House (Portland, Oregon)
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Portland Historic Landmark
Bishop's House with a glimpse of the US Bancorp Tower behind it.
|Location||219–223 SW Stark Street
|NRHP Reference #||74001706|
|Added to NRHP||October 18, 1974|
When the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese was moved to Portland from Oregon City, Archbishop William Hickley Gross constructed the Bishop's House as his official residence. Originally, the building contained a church library, the Archbishop's living quarters, and an insurance agent's office. Despite the presence of a cathedral next door, the immediate area was in decline, and Gross moved out only after a year.
For a time the Bishop's House hosted a Chinese Tong society, rumored to be the source of phone taps in the nearby former Police Bureau Headquarters Building. Between 1911 and 1915, an architectural workshop led by A. E. Doyle and Morris H. Whitehouse met in the building.
- Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved October 30, 2013.
- King, Bart: An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, pp. 141-142. Gibbs Smith, 2001
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