Bishop's House (Portland, Oregon)


Bishop's House (Portland, Oregon)

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name = Bishop's House
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caption = Bishop's House with a glimpse of the US Bancorp Tower behind it.
location = 219-223 SW Stark St.
Portland, Oregon
nearest_city =
lat_degrees = 45
lat_minutes = 31
lat_seconds = 13
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 122
long_minutes = 40
long_seconds = 26
long_direction = W
area =
built = 1879
architect = P. Heurn
architecture = Gothic
added = October 18, 1974
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refnum = 74001706
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Bishop's House is a historic building in downtown, Portland, Oregon. It is in the city's Yamhill Historic District.

When the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese was moved to Portland from Oregon City, Archbishop William Goss constructed the Bishop's House as his official residence. Originally, the building contained a church library, the Archbishop's living quarters, and an insurance agent's office. Despite the presence of a cathedral next door, the immediate area was in decline, and Goss moved out only after a year.

For a time the Bishop's House hosted a Chinese Tong society, rumored to be the source of phone taps in the nearby former Police Bureau Headquarters Building. Between 1911 and 1915, an architectural workshop led by A.E. Doyle and Morris H. Whitehouse met in the building.

A major renovation took place in 1965, and Bishop's House was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. The building today serves as offices and as a Lebanese restaurant.

[King, Bart: An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, pgs. 141-142. Gibbs Smith, 2001] , [cite web
url = http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/OR/Multnomah/state.html
title = National Register of Historic Places: Oregon, Multnomah County, pg. 1
accessdate = 2007-07-06
]

References

ee also

*Architecture in Portland, Oregon
*List of Registered Historic Places in Multnomah County, Oregon


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