Bishop's House (Portland, Oregon)
name = Bishop's House
caption = Bishop's House with a glimpse of the US Bancorp Tower behind it.
location = 219-223 SW Stark St.
lat_degrees = 45
lat_minutes = 31
lat_seconds = 13
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 122
long_minutes = 40
long_seconds = 26
long_direction = W
architect = P. Heurn
architecture = Gothic
October 18, 1974
refnum = 74001706
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 Archdiocesewas 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. Doyleand 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 Placesin 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 ]
Architecture in Portland, Oregon
List of Registered Historic Places in Multnomah County, Oregon
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