Charles F. Berg Building


Charles F. Berg Building
Charles F. Berg Building
Charles F. Berg Building facade on SW Broadway.
Location: 615 SW Broadway
Portland, Oregon
Coordinates: 45°31′11.64″N 122°40′42.12″W / 45.5199°N 122.6783667°W / 45.5199; -122.6783667Coordinates: 45°31′11.64″N 122°40′42.12″W / 45.5199°N 122.6783667°W / 45.5199; -122.6783667
Built: 1902/renovated 1930
Architect: Grand Rapids Store Equipment Company
Architectural style: Moderne
Governing body: Private
NRHP Reference#: 83002170 [1]
Added to NRHP: September 1, 1983

The Charles F. Berg Building, also the Dolph Building is an art-deco building in downtown Portland, Oregon. It is one of the few examples of commercial use of art-deco in Portland.[2]

The structure was built in 1902, and remodeled into a women's clothing store with its signature facade in 1930. Charles F. Berg (1871–1932), the building's namesake, was the owner of the store once located inside. At the time, Charles F. Berg was an upscale store, and featured ornate and lavish interior fixtures such as a Tiffany-designed elevator. The facade includes inlays of 14 Karat gold.[3]

Currently, the building is used as offices, with a retail arcade on the ground floor. The Berg building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[4]

See also

References

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2007-01-23. http://nrhp.focus.nps.gov/natreg/docs/All_Data.html. 
  2. ^ King, Bart: An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, pgs. 37. Gibbs Smith, 2001
  3. ^ King, Bart: An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, pgs. 38. Gibbs Smith, 2001
  4. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Multnomah County, Oregon". http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/OR/Multnomah/state.html. Retrieved 2007-07-06. 



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