Portland in Multnomah County, Oregon — The American West (Northwest)
The architects of the Dekum Building, McCaw and Martin, made an audacious break from the cast-iron architecture of the 1880s. They adopted the new, lesser-known designs of Richardsonian Romanesque, characterized by massive rough-cut sandstone pillars on the ground level and red brick surfaces with cast terra-cotta ornamentation on the upper stories.
Erected by the State of Oregon.
Location. 45° 31.158′ N, 122° 40.508′ W. Marker is in Portland, Oregon, in Multnomah County. Marker is on S.W. Third Avenue near S.W. Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 519 SW Third Ave, Portland OR 97204, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Telegram Building, 1922 (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Willamette Stone Vanport (approx. 5.5 miles away); Ilchee (approx. 6.8 miles away in Washington); The Medal of Honor (approx. 6.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Portland.
More about this marker. $300 thousand back then is about $6.5 million in todayís money.
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