Building Oregon

Arleta Branch Library (Portland, Oregon)

Title
Arleta Branch Library (Portland, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture Libraries
Alternative
Wikman Building (Portland, Oregon)
Photographer
Rahim Abbasi Liz Carter
Description
Constructed in 1918 using Carnegie Corporation grant funds, the brick Colonial Revival-style Arleta Branch Library, more recently known as the Wikman Building, was designed by well-known Portland architect Folger Johnson. The Arleta Branch Library is one of thirty-one Carnegie libraries built in Oregon, and one of seven built in the Portland area during the 1910s and early 1920s. Its Colonial Revival style is typical of this period of architecture in general, as well as reflective of Carnegie Corporation guidelines for library design. The Arleta Branch Library was the sixth Carnegie library to be constructed as part of the Library Association of Portland’s (now Multnomah County’s) branch library system and served its surrounding community through 1971 when city library services were centralized. Source: Oregon State Historic Preservation Office.
View
front entrance portico detail
Temporal
1910-1919
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works libraries (buildings) branch libraries (buildings) porticoes
Latitude
45.490483
Longitude
-122.597079
Location
Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Multnomah County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest Portland >> Clackamas County >> Oregon >> Pacific Northwest
Street Address
4420 Southeast 64th Avenue
Date
1918
View Date
2015
Identifier
OR_MultnomahCounty_ArletaBranchLibrary_0007
Rights
Educational Use Permitted
Rights Holder
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.
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon
Citation
Oregon Historic Sites Database, http://heritagedata.prd.state.or.us/historic/
Note
This image is included in Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, a digital collection which provides documentation about the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest. National Register of Historic Places (Listed, 2016) National Register of Historic Places was prepared by Liz Carter.