Schrunk Riverview Tower

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Schrunk Riverview Tower
General information
Type public housing complex
Location St. Johns, Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°35′26″N 122°45′29″W / 45.5905°N 122.7581°W / 45.5905; -122.7581Coordinates: 45°35′26″N 122°45′29″W / 45.5905°N 122.7581°W / 45.5905; -122.7581
Groundbreaking 1969
Completed 1971
Inaugurated December 1971
Owner City of Portland
Height 124.68 feet (38.00 m)
Technical details
Structural system low-rise
Floor count 11
Design and construction
Architecture firm Travers & Johnsson
Developer Teeples & Tharcher, Inc.
Schrunk Riverview Tower – Home Forward

Schrunk Riverview Tower is a low-rise public housing complex in the St. Johns neighborhood of Portland, Oregon, which was constructed in 1971 and named for Terry Schrunk, who was born in St. Johns and was the 44th Mayor of Portland. The complex has been operated by Home Forward (formerly the Housing Authority of Portland) for its entire existence. It is located at 8832 North Syracuse street.


In December 1971, the City of Portland formally dedicated a new 11-story building in St. Johns, Portland, Oregon. It was named for former Portland mayor and St. Johns native Terry Schrunk. The building was designed Portland architectural firm Travers & Johnson and developed by Teeples & Tharcher, Inc. with financial support from the Housing Authority of Portland and the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development. The approval for the construction came in 1969, and Schrunk Riverview Tower was one in a series of five new public housing complexes across Portland.[2] Oregon Governor Robert W. Straub visited residents at Schrunk Riverview Tower in 1975, who had to be Medicare eligible to rent an apartment.[3]


  1. ^ "Schrunk Riverview Tower". Emporis GMBH. Retrieved 16 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "City, council dedicate 11-story housing tower". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. 14 December 1971. p. 18. 
  3. ^ Hortsch, Dan (18 November 1975). "Governor trades questions on tour of North Portland". The Oregonian. Portland, Oregon. p. 23. 

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