Telegram Building

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Telegram Building
Portland Historic Landmark[1]
Telegram Building - Portland Oregon.jpg
View of clock tower and main entry in 2009
Telegram Building is located in Portland, Oregon
Telegram Building
Location 1101–1117 SW Washington Street
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′19″N 122°40′57″W / 45.521917°N 122.682619°W / 45.521917; -122.682619Coordinates: 45°31′19″N 122°40′57″W / 45.521917°N 122.682619°W / 45.521917; -122.682619
Built 1922
Architect Rassmussen Grace Company
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP Reference # 93001560
Added to NRHP 1994

The Telegram Building is a historic building in Portland, Oregon. It formerly served as the headquarters of The Evening Telegram, a now-defunct local newspaper founded in 1877 by Henry L. Pittock. A Republican-leaning newspaper, the Telegram merged in 1931 with the Portland News, creating the Portland News-Telegram, which in turn ceased publishing in 1939. The red brick and terra-cotta structure culminates in a colonial-style clock tower.[2]

A major renovation was completed in the 2004, renovating the building to accommodate multi-tenant office space. The renovation added two floors of underground parking, office space upstairs, and a penthouse (also office space) behind the clock tower. The Telegram Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994.[3]


  1. ^ Portland Historic Landmarks Commission (July 2010), Historic Landmarks -- Portland, Oregon (XLS), retrieved November 13, 2013 .
  2. ^ King, Bart. An Architectural Guidebook to Portland', pp. 53-54 (photo). Gibbs Smith, 2001
  3. ^ "Oregon National Register List" (PDF). Oregon Parks and Recreation Department. June 6, 2011. p. 41. Retrieved January 14, 2015. 

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