Hamilton Building

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name = The Hamilton Building
nrhp_type =

caption = The Hamilton Building (center).
location = Portland, Oregon
nearest_city =
lat_degrees = 45
lat_minutes = 31
lat_seconds = 09
lat_direction = N
long_degrees = 122
long_minutes = 40
long_seconds = 31
long_direction = W
area =
built = 1893
architect = Whidden & Lewis
architecture = Early Commercial
added = March 17, 1977
visitation_num =
visitation_year =
refnum=77001112cite web|url=http://www.nr.nps.gov/|title=National Register Information System|date=2008-08-16|work=National Register of Historic Places|publisher=National Park Service]
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governing_body =Private
The Hamilton Building is a historic office building in downtown Portland, Oregon. It went through a renovation in 1977, [King, Bart: An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, pg. 149. Gibbs Smith, 2001] and was listed on National Register of Historic Places in March of that year. [ cite web
url = http://www.nationalregisterofhistoricplaces.com/OR/Multnomah/state4.html
title = National Register of Historic Places: Multnomah County, Oregon, pg. 4
accessdate = 2007-08-16
] It is the neighbor of the Dekum Building, a fellow NHRP listing on Third Avenue.

The building, completed in 1893, is an anomaly among its contemporaries. While many buildings built during the late 19th century were often ornate, the Hamilton building has little decoration. It is said that architects Whidden & Lewis designed a ground-breaking building, built decades ahead of later (and similar) trends in commercial architecture. Decoration comes in the form of granite-clad cast iron entry columns and cable mouldings, set against a Japanese-brick facade. [King, Bart: An Architectural Guidebook to Portland, pg. 149. Gibbs Smith, 2001]

The Hamilton Building is 6 stories tall, and is named after Hamilton Corbett, son of Henry Corbett. It is also the first building in Portland designed in the Classical Revival style. [ cite web
url = http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=hamiltonbuilding-portland-or-usa
title = Emporis: Hamilton Building
accessdate = 2007-08-16


ee also

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

External links

* [http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/bu/?id=hamiltonbuilding-portland-or-usa Hamilton Building (Emporis)]

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