“225” – Mystery Location

Today’s Mystery Location is one of the few cast-iron success stories in Portland. This building was constructed in 1871 but by 1967, the time of this photo, it had fallen into obvious disrepair. This one escaped the wrecking ball and it’s now nicely restored somewhere in downtown Portland. Not much to go on here so you’ll need to arm yourself with building details to get this one. Happy hunting!

(University of Oregon Libraries)

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7 Responses to ““225” – Mystery Location”

  1. Jim Says:

    Tricky one Dan.

    Hint1: this view is of the LESS ornate side of the building. The first floor doorways and windows on the “main” side of the building are in a different style.

    Hint2: This is one of two wings of the primary building. The other wing was demolished.

  2. Pete Says:

    The old theater in old town … near Skidmore fountain? Can’t think of the name.

  3. inwe Says:

    This is the south wing of the New Market Theatre block, on Ash. For this style and time period, Hint2 sort of gave it away, for me.

  4. Paul Souders Says:

    I work at Mercy Corps (@ Skidmore Fountain) so I ran out and took a photo just now: http://www.flickr.com/photos/axoplasm/5220744247/

    This is now 115 SW Ash, location of the Purest Cafe and the side door to the old Ankeny building.

  5. Pete Says:

    Love this stuff. Before and after. Thanks for shooting that Paul. Always get a great feeling when I’m in that area. Do you know James Marks?

  6. Paul Souders Says:

    I know James, he and I have similar jobs (but different depts) and we both commute by bike.

    I saw your photo in my RSS reader and knew it was either the old Ankeny theater or the building where the UO PDX campus now resides. This is a great neighborhood for lunchtime walks.

  7. Warren Cox Says:

    Building is on 2nd south of Jefferson.

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