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The Gerding Theater

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Identification

The Gerding Theater
Portland Armory Building, First Regiment Armory Building or Oregon National Guard Armory
239930

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Structure in General

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

Usages

theater/opera

Facts

  • Portland Armory Building is the oldest armory building in the state of Oregon.
  • The building was added to the National Register of Historical Places in 2000.
  • The building was used as a bottling plant from 1968-1999.
  • Blitz-Weinhard acquired the building in 1968 for US $302,600.
  • The 2005-2006 total renovation cost was $36,100,000.
  • The building is the first historic renovation in the U.S. to achieve Platinum LEED certification.
  • The main stage has 600 seats and the studio theater has 200 seats.
  • Reopened on October 1, 2006 as the permanent home of Portland Center Stage.
  • The first building on the National Register of Historic Places, First Theater, and in Portland to receive Platinum LEED certification.
  • The Urban Land Institute selected this building as a winner of the 2007 Award for Excellence.
  • Building renovation during the 70's painted the exterior brick white.

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Location

123 NW 11th Avenue
NW Davis Street, NW 10th Avenue
123 NW 11th Avenue
97209
Pearl
Northwest
Portland
Oregon
U.S.A.

Technical Data

25.25 ft
2
1891
2006

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2006

GBD Architects

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Features & Amenities

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