Building Oregon

United States Custom House (Portland, Oregon)

Title
United States Custom House (Portland, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture--United States
Alternative
U. S. Custom House (Portland, Oregon) United States Customs House (Portland, Oregon) United States Customhouse (Portland, Oregon) U. S. Customhouse (Portland, Oregon)
Creator
Taylor, James Knox Lazarus, Edgar M.
Creator Display
James Knox Taylor (architect, 1857-1929) Edgar Marks Lazarus (construction superintendent, 1868-1939)
Description
National Register of Historic Places (Listed, 1973)
View
exterior
Temporal
1890-1899 1900-1909
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works views (visual works) exterior views public buildings government office buildings customhouses
Location
Portland >> Clackamas County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Multnomah County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Oregon >> Pacific Northwest United States
Date
1898/1901
Identifier
pna_19725
Rights Holder
University of Oregon
License
Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon
Citation
National Register of Historic Places, http://www.nps.gov/nr/
Note
The U. S. Custom House was designed and built by the Office of Supervising Architect of the United States Treasury. James Knox Taylor was head of the office from October 1897 until July 1912. Edgar M. Lazarus was the local architect in Portland designated as superintendent of construction for this work. An article in the Morning Oregonian, March 3, 1898, confirms that plans for the building were ready before Lazarus was hired for his supervisory role. Teague, Edward H. "Introducing Edgar Lazarus, The Architect of Vista House," Vista House Views, FOVH Newsletter, Spring 2011, p. 1-2, 7, 9, 10-11.