Building Oregon

Paul Bunyan Statue (Portland, Oregon)

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Title
Paul Bunyan Statue (Portland, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture--United States
Creator
Nelson, Victor R. Kenton Machine Works
Creator Display
Victor R. Nelson (designer) Kenton Machine Works (builder/contractor)
Description
National Register of Historic Places, http://www.nps.gov/nr
View
view: North side of the statue, looking south, overview of streetscape
Provenance
University of Oregon Libraries
Temporal
1950-1959
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works views (visual works) exterior views sculpture (visual work) outdoor sculpture public sculpture folk art (traditional art) monuments
Location
Portland >> Clackamas County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Multnomah County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Oregon >> West >> United States United States
Street Address
corner of North Denver Avenue and North Interstate Avenue
Date
1959
View Date
2008-08
Identifier
OR_MultnomahCounty_PaulBunyanStatue_001.jpg
Rights
In Copyright - 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
steel; concrete; plaster
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Is Part Of
Oregon Centennial Exposition and International Trade Fair (Portland, Oregon)
Institution
University of Oregon
Citation
National Register of Historic Places Registration Form
Note
The Paul Bunyan statue was erected in 1959 by the Kenton neighborhood, Portland, as part of the festivities celebrating the Oregon Centennial Exposition and International Trade Fair, sited nearby, and taking place June 10 through September 17, 1959. From the National Register nomination, section 8, page 15: 'Oregon's roadside architecture is varied, but roadside representations of Paul Bunyan and loggers are popular topics. No other industry or living or mythical character is portrayed more often statewide. In Medford, Oregon, two 37-foot tin loggers greeted travelers until 1994 when they were moved to the Jackson County Fairgrounds. Another logger stands in front of BJ's Tools on the outskirts of Grants Pass. " The statue is a "muffler manni8 A diminutive statue of Ralph Bunyan, "Paul's little brother," stands in the town of Butte Falls. A more recent Buynan incarnation is outside Grants Pass at the Cedarwood Saloon where the owner transformed a muffler man originally designed a 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.