Bishop's House (Portland, Oregon)

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Bishop's House
Portland Historic Landmark[1]
Bishops House - Portland Oregon.jpg
Bishop's House with a glimpse of the US Bancorp Tower behind it.
Bishop's House (Portland, Oregon) is located in Portland, Oregon
Bishop's House (Portland, Oregon)
Bishop's House (Portland, Oregon) is located in Oregon
Bishop's House (Portland, Oregon)
Bishop's House (Portland, Oregon) is located in the US
Bishop's House (Portland, Oregon)
Location 219–223 SW Stark Street
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′13″N 122°40′26″W / 45.520275°N 122.673890°W / 45.520275; -122.673890Coordinates: 45°31′13″N 122°40′26″W / 45.520275°N 122.673890°W / 45.520275; -122.673890
Built 1879
Architect Prosper Heurn
Architectural style Gothic
NRHP Reference # 74001706
Added to NRHP October 18, 1974

Bishop's House is a historic building in downtown, Portland, Oregon. It is in the city's Yamhill Historic District.

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.[citation needed] 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.

A major renovation took place in 1965, and Bishop's House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The building today serves as offices and as a Lebanese restaurant.[2]

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  1. ^ Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved October 30, 2013 .
  2. ^ King, Bart: An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, pp. 141-142. Gibbs Smith, 2001

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