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Jackson Tower

Identification

Jackson Tower
the Oregon Journal Building
the Oregon Journal Building, Block 180 (Lots 7 and 8)
122657

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
brick
terra-cotta
white
beaux-arts / historism

Usages

commercial office
mercantile

Facts

  • Considered the "City's Crown Jewel.".
  • The glazed terra-cotta exterior is lit by 1,800 lights, turned off between WWII and its restoration in 1972.
  • Jackson Tower has been included in the US National Register of Historic Places since 1996.
  • The clocks on the top of the building are 12.5 feet in diameter.
  • The tower was named after Charles Samuel Jackson.
  • Transwestern Investment Company, LLC acquired the property on March 24th, 2000 and sold it on December 30th, 2002.
  • The building was renamed to the Jackson Tower after the Oregon Journal newspaper moved its headquarters.
  • The building was initially called The Oregon Journal Building.

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Location

806 SW Broadway
97205
Downtown
Downtown
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

188.00 ft
160.00 ft
160.00 ft
12
2
1912
1972

Involved Companies

Reid & Reid
owner

Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
  • City landmark
  • National landmark
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