- A. E. Doyle
Albert Ernest Doyle (1877-1928) was a prolific
architectin the U.S. states of Oregonand Washington. He is most often credited for his works as A.E. Doyle.
Doyle was born in
Santa Cruz, California, and moved with his family to Portland, Oregonwhere he ultimately established his practice. He enrolled at Columbia Universityin 1903, after an apprenticeship with the firm of Whidden & Lewis, where he substantially designed the Forestry Building of the Lewis and Clark Centennial Exposition. [cite web|last=Deering|first=Thomas P. Jr.|title=Site History: Building On Mount Hood|work=Mountain Architecture: An Alternative Design Proposal for the Wy'East Day Lodge, Mount Hood Oregon|url=http://www.seanet.com/~tdeering/thesis/ch-4c.htm|accessdate=2007-09-11] [citeweb|title=Historic Portland: Lewis & Clark Expostion|url=http://www.pdxhistory.com/html/lewis___clark_1.html |publisher=pdxhistory.com|accessdate=2007-09-11] While at Columbia, he worked in the office of architect Henry Bacon.
After returning to Portland, he and fellow architect
William B. Pattersonestablished their firm Doyle & Patterson, employing among others the young, later-famous architects Pietro Belluschiand John Yeon. Doyle & Patterson's Revival- and Italianate-style works set the tone for other commercial buildings in Portland, especially the use of glazed terra-cotta. A series of residential cabins along the Oregon and Washington coasts inspired a regional style that was widely emulated in the 1930s. Doyle also designed Portland's public drinking fountains known as Benson Bubblers. [ [http://www.portlandonline.com/water/index.cfm?a=bbhbje&c=ecdei Portland Water Bureau] ]
Unbuilt works include additions to the now-demolished
Portland Hotel(currently the site of Pioneer Courthouse Square) and Doyle's own United States National Bank. Doyle also drew up an original design for the Equitable Buildingwhich called for an Art Decoskyscraper design. [cite book | author = Bosker & Lencek| title = Frozen Music: A History of Portland Architecture] The building ended up being built after World War IIby Pietro Belluschi in its noted and early International Style design.
Doyle is sometimes credited with the design for
Timberline Lodgeon Mount Hoodnear Government Camp, Oregon, but he was merely one of several architects solicited to draw up plans for the building, which ended up being designed by Forest Service architects. [cite web|last=Deering|first=Thomas P. Jr.|title=Timberline Lodge: A Major Hotel Comes To Mount Hood|work=Mountain Architecture: An Alternative Design Proposal for the Wy'East Day Lodge, Mount Hood Oregon|url=http://www.seanet.com/~tdeering/thesis/ch-4a.htm|accessdate=2007-09-11]
Doyle died in Portland in 1928.
Doyle's collection of architecture books was purchased by
Reed College. [ [http://library.reed.edu/collections/specialbook.html Reed College Library Special Book Collections] ]
Notable A. E. Doyle buildings
"Buildings marked (NRHP) are on the
National Register of Historic Places" Bridal Veil, Oregon
Multnomah FallsLodge (NRHP) Corvallis, Oregon
* Corvallis Public Library
Oregon Electric Station(NRHP) Hood River, Oregon
Bank of California Building(now Bidwell & Co.) (NRHP)
* Civic Stadium (now PGE Park)
Corbett Brothers Auto Storage Garage(NRHP)
East Portland Branch, Public Library of Multnomah County(NRHP)
Lipman-Wolfe and Company Building(now Hotel Monaco) (NRHP)
Meier & Frank Building(first Doyle & Patterson commission) (NRHP)
* Montgomery Court, now
Portland State Universityresidence hall
* Multnomah County Central Library (NRHP)
Northwestern National Bank Building(NRHP)
* Oregon National Building (NRHP)
Pacific Building(Pietro Bulluschi's first project with the firm) (NRHP)
Public Service Building(NRHP)
Reed Collegecampus, including Eliot Hall
Terminal Sales Building(NRHP)
* United States National Bank (NRHP)
Goldendale Free Public Library(NRHP) Seattle, Washington
J.S. Graham Store(aka Doyle Building) (NRHP)
*King, Bart. "An Architectural Guidebook to Portland". Layton, Utah: Gibbs Smith Publishing, 2001.
*Kreisman, Lawrence. "Made to Last: Historic Preservation in Seattle and King County".
Historic Seattle Preservation Foundation, 1999.
*Lenceck, Lena and Gideon Bosker. "Frozen Music, a history of Portland Architecture".
Oregon Historical Society, 1985.
*Niles, Philip. "Beauty of the City: A.E. Doyle, Portland's Architect".
Oregon State University Press, 2008.
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