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Hallock & McMillan Building
Exterior of the building in 2014
|Location||237 SW Naito Parkway,
|Architect||Absalom Hallock; Phoenix Iron Works|
|Architectural style||originally Italianate|
|Part of||Portland Skidmore/Old Town Historic District (#75001597)|
|Designated CP||December 5, 1975|
The Hallock–McMillan Building, also known as the Hallock and McMillan Building, is the first and oldest commercial brick building in downtown Portland, Oregon, in the United States. The building was designed by Absalom Hallock and completed in 1857. It is adjacent to the Fechheimer & White Building. In 1975, it was listed as a "primary landmark" in the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) nomination of the Portland Skidmore/Old Town Historic District, the building's designation subsequently "translated" to "contributing property" under post-1970s NRHP terminology.
Description and history
Built in 1857, the Hallock–McMillan Building is downtown Portland's first and oldest commercial brick building, according to the Architectural Heritage Center, a preservation advocacy non-profit organization. The building was designed by Absalom Hallock, the "city's first architect", on behalf of the San Francisco Bay Area's Phoenix Iron Works.
In 2010, Portland developer John Russell purchased the building for $700,000. In 2011, Russell announced his plans to restore the building's exterior to its original appearance. Plans include three "graceful" Romanesque-style cast iron arches on the first floor and partial arches above the second floor's windows. Exterior renovation plans must be approved by the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission.
- Spencer, Aaron (October 27, 2010). "Hallock and McMillan Building sold". Daily Journal of Commerce. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
- Leeson, Fred (January 6, 2011). "Portland's oldest brick commercial building will get a makeover that will bring back its original appearance". The Oregonian. Retrieved March 29, 2014.
- "Fechheimer & White Building". Architectural Heritage Center. Retrieved November 3, 2014.
- Portland Bureau of Planning (October 6, 2008). "Revised Documenation, National Historic Landmark Nomination: Skidmore/Old Town Historic District" (PDF). National Park Service. pp. 15–16, 31, 53. Retrieved May 22, 2016.
- Media related to Hallock–McMillan Building at Wikimedia Commons