Portland Historic Landmark
The Dekum Building circa 2007.
505–519 SW 3rd Avenue|
|Architect||McCaw, Martin and White|
|NRHP reference #||80003363|
|Added to NRHP||October 10, 1980|
With its rusticated sandstone base, over-scaled arches at street level, and stone carvings, the eight-story building is a strong example of Romanesque Revival architecture. It was made completely from materials found in Oregon. Completed in 1892, it is named after Frank Dekum, a German immigrant who opened Portland's first candy shop. Construction cost $300,000 in 1892 dollars. During construction, masons reportedly consumed beer instead of the usual coffee.
- Architecture of Portland, Oregon
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Southwest Portland, Oregon
- Frederick Manson White of McCaw, Martin and White
- National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved October 31, 2013.
- King, Bart (2001). An Architectural Guidebook to Portland. Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith. ISBN 0-87905-991-5.
- McMath, George A. (March 20, 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory—Nomination Form". National Park Service. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
- Media related to Dekum Building at Wikimedia Commons
- The Dekum Building and other Richardsonian stonework, Portland Oregon
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