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New Market West

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Identification

New Market West
New Market Annex or New Market Village
234785

Map

Structure in General

low-rise building
existing [completed]
brick
red
romanesque revival

Usages

commercial office

Facts

  • The five-story building actually has six over ground levels, housing a mezzanine on the first floor.
  • Because of the massive stone- and brick-arched underground passageways; many believe the basement was connected to Portland's legendary mid-19th century tunnel network.
  • Adjacent to the building there are not any planted street trees due to the underground passageways below the public sidewalks.
  • New Market West architectural features are unique from its peers with features such as; cast-iron wall ties, carved street names on the southwest corner, an ornamental corner flagpole support and many more.
  • David P. Thompson, New Market West's builder and original owner was twice elected as a Mayor of Portland in 1879 and again in 1881.

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Location

135 SW Ash Street
135 SW Ash Street
97204
Oldtown/Chinatown
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

75.76 ft
6
1
1889

Features & Amenities

  • City landmark
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