Jeanne Manor Apartment Building

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Jeanne Manor Apartment Building
Jeanne Manor Apartment Building - Portland, Oregon (2014).jpg
The Jeanne Manor Apartment Building in 2014
Jeanne Manor Apartment Building is located in Portland, Oregon
Jeanne Manor Apartment Building
Jeanne Manor Apartment Building is located in Oregon
Jeanne Manor Apartment Building
Jeanne Manor Apartment Building is located in the US
Jeanne Manor Apartment Building
Location 1431 SW Park Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°30′53″N 122°41′03″W / 45.514647°N 122.684129°W / 45.514647; -122.684129Coordinates: 45°30′53″N 122°41′03″W / 45.514647°N 122.684129°W / 45.514647; -122.684129
Area 0.2 acres (0.081 ha)
Built 1931
Architect Bennes & Herzog
Architectural style Modern Movement
NRHP Reference # 98000201[1]
Added to NRHP March 5, 1998

The Jeanne Manor Apartment Building is a seven-story apartment hi-rise located in downtown Portland, Oregon, in the United States, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2] Architects Bennes and Herzog finished the Art Deco structure in 1931. The Jeanne Manor faces the South Park Blocks at the corner of Southwest Park Avenue and Clay Street.

Designed to reflect some of the features of Beaux-Arts apartment buildings along New York City's Park Avenue, the structure was reputedly selected by a group of American architects as an outstanding example of modern apartment design.[3] Named for the daughter of owner Harry Mittleman, the building cost $400,000 and was part of a $1,000,000 investment made by Mittleman in SW Park Avenue apartment construction during the late 1920s and early 1930s. Marketing of the 72-suite building included the slogan, "In quest of the sun."[4]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. p. 35. Retrieved June 8, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Apartment Houses Replace Mansions". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon: Oregonian Media Group. February 8, 1931. p. 24. 
  4. ^ "New Apartments Ready". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon: Oregonian Media Group. March 15, 1931. p. 15. 

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