Spalding Building

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Spalding Building
Portland Historic Landmark[2]
Spalding Building corner - Portland, Oregon.JPG
The Spalding Building in 2015
Spalding Building is located in Portland, Oregon
Spalding Building
Spalding Building is located in Oregon
Spalding Building
Spalding Building is located in the US
Spalding Building
Location 319 SW Washington Street
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′11″N 122°40′30″W / 45.519837°N 122.674976°W / 45.519837; -122.674976Coordinates: 45°31′11″N 122°40′30″W / 45.519837°N 122.674976°W / 45.519837; -122.674976
Built 1911
Architect Cass Gilbert
NRHP Reference # 82001513 [1]
Added to NRHP October 7, 1982

The Spalding Building, formerly the Oregon Bank Building, is a historic office building in downtown Portland, Oregon, United States on the northwest corner of SW 3rd Avenue and Washington streets. Since 1982, it has been on the National Register of Historic Places.[3]

Architect Cass Gilbert worked on the American Renaissance-style Spalding building while also working on the Woolworth Building in New York City. Completed in 1911, it was considered a skyscraper.[4]

The 103,824-square-foot (9,645.6 m2) building[5] contains 12 above-ground floors, and its construction mimics a classical column: A base, a shaft, and a capital.[6]

In spring 2016, Squarespace, a website-design company based in New York, moved its Portland office to the Spalding Building, in newly renovated space used by around 150 employees.[7]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2007-01-23). "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 13, 2013 .
  3. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Multnomah County, Oregon, pg. 9". Retrieved 2007-07-28. 
  4. ^ King, Bart: An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, pg. 145. Gibbs Smith, 2001
  5. ^ Multnomah County Assessor. Assessor Information on
  6. ^ "Emporis: Spalding Building". Retrieved 2007-07-28. 
  7. ^ Rogoway, Mike (August 24, 2016) [online date August 22]. "Rounded individuals fit easily into this Squarespace". The Oregonian. pp. B13, B15. Retrieved 2016-08-27. 

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