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Wells Fargo Building

Identification

Wells Fargo Building
US National Bank Building
122629

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
brick
granite
limestone
terra-cotta
chicago school

Usage

commercial office

Facts

  • Portland's first skyscraper was erected through the influence of the president of Wells Fargo Bank, Colonel Dudley Evans.
  • Known as the Porter Building from 1922-1946 after Andrew Porter, a Portland businessman and director of the U.S. National Bank, purchased the building.
  • The eastern top section of the building's facade spells the word "Wells", and the northern section spells "Fargo".
  • The building has been placed in the US National Register of Historic Places since 1986.
  • At the time of its completion, the Wells Fargo Building was the tallest building in Portland.
  • The project's investors originally wanted the site between Fifth Avenue and Alder Street.
  • U.S. Bancorp sold building in 1986 and bought it again in 1993.

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Location

600-618 SW Oak Street
303-317 SW 6th Avenue
309 SW 6th Avenue
97204
U.S.A.

Technical Data

151.91 ft
162.00 ft
100.00 ft
100.00 ft
12
1906
1907
3

Involved Companies

Architect:

Also recorded for this building:

consultant, owner

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark