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Identification

Smith Tower
Mid-Columbia Manor
125718

Map

Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
core plus outrigger
concrete
aluminum
curtain wall
white
modernism

Usages

senior living

Facts

  • Opened in February 1966 as a retirement home for seniors.
  • KATU 2 - Portland (ABC) has cameras on the roof pointed at the twin bridges on Interstate 5 that cross the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon.
  • The building was constructed with central core housing stairwells and elevators, surrounded by the units.
  • The tower was named in honor of W.R. "Bill" Smith, former President of Mid- Columbia Manor, Inc.
  • The grand opening was held on March 5, 1966.
  • The tower was built using atypical lift-slab technique.
  • The 15-story building has 13 floors of residential units divided into 13 rooms per floor.

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Location

515 Washington Street
515 Washington Street
98660
Vancouver
Washington
U.S.A.

Technical Data

158.00 ft
15
1964
Feb 1966
1999
$1,900,000

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Features & Amenities

  • One of the city's famous buildings
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