Charles F. Berg Building

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Charles F. Berg Building
Portland Historic Landmark[2]
Charles F Berg Buidling facade overview 1 - Portland Oregon.jpg
Charles F. Berg Building facade on SW Broadway.
Charles F. Berg Building is located in Portland, Oregon
Charles F. Berg Building
Location 615 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′11″N 122°40′47″W / 45.519823°N 122.679708°W / 45.519823; -122.679708Coordinates: 45°31′11″N 122°40′47″W / 45.519823°N 122.679708°W / 45.519823; -122.679708
Built 1902/renovated 1930
Architect Grand Rapids Store Equipment Company
Architectural style Moderne
NRHP Reference # 83002170 [1]
Added to NRHP September 1, 1983 [1]

The Charles F. Berg Building, also the Dolph Building is an art-deco building in downtown Portland, Oregon. It is one of the few examples of commercial use of art-deco in Portland.[3]

The structure was built in 1902, and remodeled into a women's clothing store with its signature facade in 1930. Charles F. Berg (1871–1932), the building's namesake, was the owner of the store once located inside. At the time, Charles F. Berg was an upscale store, and featured ornate and lavish interior fixtures such as a Tiffany-designed elevator. The facade includes inlays of 14 Karat gold.[4]

Currently, the building is used as offices, with a retail arcade on the ground floor. The Berg building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1][5]

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  1. ^ a b c "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. p. 30. Retrieved November 29, 2011. 
  2. ^ Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved October 30, 2013 .
  3. ^ King, Bart: An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, pgs. 37. Gibbs Smith, 2001
  4. ^ King, Bart: An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, pgs. 38. Gibbs Smith, 2001
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Multnomah County, Oregon". Retrieved 2007-07-06.