First Congregational Church (Portland, Oregon)

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First Congregational Church
Portland Historic Landmark[2]
First Congregational Church - Portland Oregon.jpg
First Congregational Church in 2009
First Congregational Church (Portland, Oregon) is located in Portland, Oregon
First Congregational Church (Portland, Oregon)
First Congregational Church (Portland, Oregon) is located in Oregon
First Congregational Church (Portland, Oregon)
First Congregational Church (Portland, Oregon) is located in the United States
First Congregational Church (Portland, Oregon)
Location1126 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates45°30′59″N 122°40′55″W / 45.516399°N 122.682019°W / 45.516399; -122.682019Coordinates: 45°30′59″N 122°40′55″W / 45.516399°N 122.682019°W / 45.516399; -122.682019
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
ArchitectHenry J. Hefty
Architectural styleGothic, Italian Gothic
NRHP reference No.75001594[1]
Added to NRHPMay 2, 1975

The First Congregational Church is a church located in downtown Portland, Oregon, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[3] Construction took place over a period of six years, from 1889 to 1895. The building was designed by Swiss architect Henry J. Hefty in Venetian Gothic style.[4] The interior includes stained-glass windows, commissioned in 1906, made by Portland's Povey Brothers Studio.[5] The building's height to the top of the bell tower is 175 feet (53 metres)[6] to 185 feet.[4]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved November 5, 2013.
  3. ^ "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. p. 33. Archived from the original (PDF) on June 9, 2011. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  4. ^ a b Paul B. Hartwig and Robert K. Sutton (March 28, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: First Congregational Church" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved February 25, 2016.
  5. ^ "Building History". First Congregational United Church of Christ. Archived from the original on October 2, 2013. Retrieved September 29, 2013.
  6. ^ Korn, Peter (May 15, 2014). "For whom does this bell toll?". Portland Tribune. p. 1. Retrieved 2014-05-18.

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