Portland City Hall, 1220 Southwest Fifth Avenue, Portland, Multnomah County, OR
Significance: The Portland City Hall is an outstanding example of Renaissance Revival Style architecture and is one of the principal early buildings of public architecture remaining in Portland from the late Nineteenth Century. It is considered to be a masterpiece of the firm of Whidden and Lewis, the leading firm of Portland architects in the period. The building was planned for fireproof construction, central heating, electric wiring as well as gas lighting, and for public telephones and elevators. It is a very early example of a steel framed building in Portland and employed other innovative engineering techniques.
Survey number: HABS OR-125
Building/structure dates: 1895 Initial Construction