Terminal Sales Building

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Terminal Sales Building
Portland Historic Landmark[1]
Terminal Sales Building - Portland Oregon.jpg
The Terminal Sales Building's signature tower
Terminal Sales Building is located in Portland, Oregon
Terminal Sales Building
Terminal Sales Building is located in Oregon
Terminal Sales Building
Terminal Sales Building is located in the US
Terminal Sales Building
Location 1220 SW Morrison Street
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′14″N 122°41′05″W / 45.520436°N 122.684616°W / 45.520436; -122.684616Coordinates: 45°31′14″N 122°41′05″W / 45.520436°N 122.684616°W / 45.520436; -122.684616
Built 1927
Architect Wilfred Frank Higgins, Robert G. Biederman
Architectural style Art Deco, Modernistic
NRHP reference # 91001555
Added to NRHP October 17, 1991

The Terminal Sales Building is a historic building in Portland, Oregon, United States. One of the few pieces of prominent Art Deco architecture in Portland, it is the only high-rise example. The design of this building is consistently misattributed to A. E. Doyle. The building's design was the work of Wilfred Frank Higgins, an architect in Doyle's office.[2] While art deco was certainly an anomaly for the firm that usually produced classical revival and Beaux Arts works, this is readily explained by the fact that Doyle himself had little involvement in the design process for this building. In fact, Higgins name and signature appear alone on most of the construction documents and blueprints.[3]

The building was completed in 1927; it stands 155 feet (47 m) tall and has 13 above-ground floors. The Terminal Sales Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on October 17, 1991.[4]

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  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. 55-56. Gibbs Smith, 2001
  3. ^ "Oregon Historic Sites Database". Retrieved 2012-06-02. 
  4. ^ "Emporis: Terminal Sales Building, Portland, Oregon". Retrieved 2007-07-27. 

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