Building Oregon

Sherlock Building (Portland, Oregon)

Title
Sherlock Building (Portland, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture--United States
Alternative
Forbes & Breeden Building (Portland, Oregon)
Description
National Register (Listed, 1981)
View
exterior: detail, facade at street
Provenance
Design Library, University of Oregon Libraries
Temporal
1890-1899
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works views (visual works) exterior views facilities, commercial mercantiles (buildings) office buildings
Latitude
45.520857
Longitude
-122.674666
Location
Portland >> Clackamas County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Multnomah County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Oregon >> Pacific Northwest United States
Street Address
309 Southwest 3rd Avenue
Date
1894
Identifier
pna_04350
Item Locator
726 AmO P83b Sh54 02; 87-07522;
Rights
In Copyright - Educational Use Permitted
Source
Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/SHPO/
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 architect of the Sherlock Building is not known. Isaac Hodgson, Jr., and F. Manson White, respectively, have been attributed without sourcing. The author of the National Register nomination provides this speculation: "The name of the "anonymous" architect of the Sherlock Building has for many years been an enigma to local architects and historians. Since none of the work of contemporary local architects resembles the Sherlock design, and none of the local publications or periodicals yet discovered names the Sherlock Building architect, nor is the Sherlock noted in the published or un- published lists of local architect's work, it seems fair to assume that the designer of the Sherlock Building was not from Portland. A likely candidate is architect Isaac Hodgson, Jr. of Omaha, Nebraska. Hodgson came to Portland in 1890 to work on the design of the Chamber of Commerce Building. The eight story Chamber of Commerce Building, completed in September, 1893, (razed 1933) occupied the half block on S. W. Stark Street between 3rd and 4th, adjoining the Sherlock Building. Promoter of the Chamber of Commerce Building was George B. Markle, Jr., President of the Northwest Loan & Trust Co., who developed the Forbes & Breeden, nee Sherlock Building. Hodgson's tenure in Port- land coincided with construction of the C. of C. Building and Markle's departure from Portland in 1894 after his financial ruin in the 1893 Panic."