Building Oregon

Pacific Hardware & Steel Company Warehouse (Portland, Oregon)

Pacific
Title
Pacific Hardware & Steel Company Warehouse (Portland, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture--United States
Creator
Bennes & Hendricks Bennes, John V. Hendricks, Eric W.
Creator Display
Bennes & Hendricks (architecture firm, 1910-1913) John Virginius Bennes (architect, 1867-1943) Eric W. Hendricks (architect, 1862- )
Description
National Register of Historic Places (Listed, 2008)
View
interior: First floor: warehouse fire door. View to southeast
Provenance
University of Oregon Libraries
Temporal
1910-1919
Style Period
Italianate (North American architecture styles )
Work Type
facilities, commercial storage facilities warehouses components (objects) architectural element opening (architectural element) doors
Latitude
45.541138
Longitude
-122.698123
Location
Portland >> Clackamas County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Multnomah County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Oregon >> Pacific Northwest United States
Street Address
2181 Northwest Nicolai Street
Date
1910
View Date
2008-07
Identifier
pna_99999
Rights
Educational Use Permitted
Rights Holder
Oregon State Historic Preservation Office
Source
Oregon State Historic Preservation Office, http://www.oregon.gov/OPRD/HCD/SHPO/
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
Material
concrete, brick, with built-up roof
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon
Citation
National Register of Historic Places, http://www.nps.gov/nr
Note
The Pacific Hardware & Steel Company Warehouse is a four-story masonry structure with timber posts and beams. The building, which does not fit any particular style, features a three-story frame around the main entry. ornamentation made from cement reminiscent of Art Nouveau style, and a belt course between the third and fourth stories. Pacific Hardware & Steel Company of San Francisco opened its first branch in Portland in 1903. This building is particularly significant as the best example of a warehouse designed by Bennes and Hendricks-a young Portland firm that demonstrated its capability in executing buildings with complex engineering requirements. John Bennes' significance in the history of Oregon's architecture is well established with his diverse portfolio of building types and styles. He has been best known for his contributions to residential architecture in Portland and his educational facilities at the Oregon State University campus. However, a review of Bennes and Hendricks' warehouse architecture indicates this firm was capable of engineering technologically-advanced industrial buildings in addition to designing beautiful homes, fancy downtown hotels, and stately university halls. The PHSC Warehouse combines the practical considerations of a working industrial building with the aesthetic requirements of a regional headquarters office for an expanding San Francisco company. The successful execution of this warehouse and the fact that it is the only example by Bennes and Hendricks with high historical integrity make this building worthy of preservation. Source: National Register Nomination Form This image was included in the documentation to support a nomination to the National Register of Historic Places, a program of the National Park Service. The image is provided here by the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office and the University of Oregon Libraries to facilitate scholarship, research, and teaching. For other uses, such as publication, contact the State Historic Preservation Office. Please credit the Oregon State Historic Preservation Office when using this image.