Odd Fellows Building (Portland, Oregon)

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Odd Fellows Building
Portland Historic Landmark[2]
Odd Fellows Building top - Portland, Oregon.JPG
Top undergoing renovations in 2011.
Odd Fellows Building (Portland, Oregon) is located in Portland, Oregon
Odd Fellows Building (Portland, Oregon)
Odd Fellows Building (Portland, Oregon) is located in Oregon
Odd Fellows Building (Portland, Oregon)
Odd Fellows Building (Portland, Oregon) is located in the United States
Odd Fellows Building (Portland, Oregon)
Location1019 SW 10th Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates45°31′04″N 122°41′01″W / 45.517892°N 122.683633°W / 45.517892; -122.683633Coordinates: 45°31′04″N 122°41′01″W / 45.517892°N 122.683633°W / 45.517892; -122.683633
Area0.3 acres (0.12 ha)
ArchitectErnst Kroner
Architectural styleLate Gothic Revival
NRHP reference #80003372[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 24, 1980

The Odd Fellows Building in Portland, Oregon was built during 1922-24. It served historically as a clubhouse. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980 for its architecture, which is Late Gothic Revival.[1]

It is a six-story structure built of reinforced concrete, with a full concrete basement. It was deemed "significant to Portland as the singular example of Period architecture in the "Gothic" style, in which Tudor Gothic elements of terra cotta were applied to a skyscraper form. One of 75 building standing in the city today which were built between 1900 and 1930 & which incorporate structural terra cotta, the Odd Fellows Building is among the most distinctive of its type because of its unique stylistic theme and because of the prominent site it occupies in the midst of a bustling few blocks between the Portland Art Museum and the Public Library."[3]

It was designed by German-born architect Ernst Kroner (1866-1955), who was notably active in politics in Portland from 1889 to 1897.[3] Kroner also designed the Clatskanie IOOF Hall, which is also NRHP-listed.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2009-03-13.
  2. ^ Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved November 13, 2013.
  3. ^ a b James M. Williams; Linda K. Emery (June 23, 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory/Nomination: Odd Fellows Building". National Park Service. Retrieved May 8, 2018. With accompanying nine photos from 1980

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