Zion Lutheran Church (Portland, Oregon)

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Zion Lutheran Church
Portland Historic Landmark[2]
Photograph of a church.
The church building's exterior in 2007
Zion Lutheran Church (Portland, Oregon) is located in Portland, Oregon
Zion Lutheran Church (Portland, Oregon)
Location within central Portland
Zion Lutheran Church (Portland, Oregon) is located in Oregon
Zion Lutheran Church (Portland, Oregon)
Zion Lutheran Church (Portland, Oregon) (Oregon)
Zion Lutheran Church (Portland, Oregon) is located in the US
Zion Lutheran Church (Portland, Oregon)
Zion Lutheran Church (Portland, Oregon) (the US)
Location 1015 SW 18th Avenue
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates 45°31′11″N 122°41′31″W / 45.519765°N 122.692057°W / 45.519765; -122.692057Coordinates: 45°31′11″N 122°41′31″W / 45.519765°N 122.692057°W / 45.519765; -122.692057
Built 1950
Architect Pietro Belluschi
Architectural style Modern Movement, Northwest Regional
NRHP reference # 96000169[1]
Added to NRHP March 8, 1996

The Zion Lutheran Church is a church located in downtown Portland, Oregon, listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

Architect Pietro Belluschi employed a number of innovations in this 1950 church, an example of the application of modern architectural principles to a religious building. Using local materials, influences, and artists and craftsmen, it represents the Northwest Regional style of modern architecture, which Belluschi (along with colleague John Yeon) originated and developed.[3] The low-relief angels in hammered copper on the sanctuary doors were designed by sculptor Frederic Littman.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "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. ^ Farr, Libby Dawson; Grams, Theodore C.W. (July 26, 1995). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Zion Lutheran Church".