Building Oregon

United States Custom House (Portland, Oregon)

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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.
Photographer
Ross, Marion Dean
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: detail view of window and grill ornamentation
Provenance
Design Library, University of Oregon Libraries
Temporal
1890-1899 1900-1909
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works views (visual works) exterior views public buildings government office buildings customhouses
Latitude
45.524828
Longitude
-122.678087
Location
Portland >> Clackamas County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Multnomah County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Oregon >> West >> United States United States
Street Address
220 Northwest 8th Avenue
Date
1898/1901
View Date
2009-10-27 2009-11-12 2009-11-16 2010-05-14
Identifier
pna_2
Rights Holder
University of Oregon
License
Creative Commons: Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Source
Oregon State Historic Preservation Office
Type
Image
Format
image/jpeg
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.