Hamilton Building

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Hamilton Building
Portland Historic Landmark[2]
Hamilton Building - Portland Oregon.jpg
The Hamilton Building (center).
Hamilton Building is located in Portland, Oregon
Hamilton Building
Hamilton Building is located in Oregon
Hamilton Building
Hamilton Building is located in the US
Hamilton Building
Location529 SW 3rd Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates45°31′09″N 122°40′31″W / 45.519263°N 122.675327°W / 45.519263; -122.675327Coordinates: 45°31′09″N 122°40′31″W / 45.519263°N 122.675327°W / 45.519263; -122.675327
Area0.1 acres (0.040 ha)
ArchitectWhidden & Lewis
Architectural styleEarly Commercial
NRHP reference #77001112[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 17, 1977

The Hamilton Building is a historic office building in downtown Portland, Oregon. It went through a renovation in 1977,[3] and was listed on National Register of Historic Places in March of that year.[4] It is the neighbor of the Dekum Building, a fellow NRHP listing on Third Avenue.

The building, completed in 1893, is an anomaly among its contemporaries. While many buildings built during the late 19th century were often ornate, the Hamilton building has little decoration. It is said that architects Whidden & Lewis designed a ground-breaking building, built decades ahead of later (and similar) trends in commercial architecture. Decoration comes in the form of granite-clad cast iron entry columns and cable mouldings, set against a Japanese-brick facade.[3]

The Hamilton Building is 6 stories tall, and is named after Hamilton Corbett, son of Henry W. Corbett. It is also the first building in Portland designed in the Classical Revival style.[5]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved November 7, 2013.
  3. ^ a b King, Bart: An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, p. 149. Gibbs Smith, 2001
  4. ^ "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. p. 33. Retrieved 2014-05-17.
  5. ^ "Emporis: Hamilton Building". Retrieved 2007-08-16.

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