The Oregonian Building, 1909

The Oregonian Building was built on the northwest corner of SW 6th and Alder in 1892. It was demolished in 1950, two years after The Oregonian moved to new headquarters on Broadway. This panorama of downtown Portland was taken from the tower of the old building.

(David Rumsey Map Collection/Portland Journal)

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7 Responses to “The Oregonian Building, 1909”

  1. chuck Says:

    Great old building. I’ve seen lots of photos of this one.

  2. portlandpreservation Says:

    Imagine if the new Timber’s store were now housed in there rather the ground floor of a parking garage on the same site.

  3. chuck Says:

    I haven’t lived in Portland for a number of years. There’s a parking garage on 6th & Alder now?

  4. JayinPortland Says:

    Yup. NW corner. Street level retail, 9 or so stories of parking above.

  5. chuck Says:

    What a shame. I can remember a nice little Deco storefront on that block on 6th between Alder & Stark. I think it was a jewelry store at one time.

  6. Scott Weber Says:

    So sad, especially when the building the “O” moved to is one of the ugliest downtown.

  7. val Says:

    what year did they add the vertical “Oregonian” sign? I have photos of it.

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