Structure Type: built works - public buildings - schools - campuses

Designers: Austin Company, Building Contractors (firm); Samuel Austin (building contractor); Wilbert John Austin (building contractor/engineer)

Dates: constructed 1929-1931

9200 NE Fremont Street
Rocky Butte, Portland, OR 97220-3610

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This was the second campus for the Hill Military Academy, the first located in what became the Pearl District in Downtown Portland, OR. In 1923, Principal of the school, Joseph Wood Hill (1856-1930) purchased land that had once been quarried by a subsidiary of the Oregon Railroad and Navigation Company. (The stone dug here was used a notable building and structural projects across the Pacific Northwest, including the State of Washington's Walla Walla Penitentiary, Portland Hotel, and all reinforcing embankments constructed for Union Pacific Railroad bridges and overpasses.) This 150-acre property began operations in 09/1931, and continued until 1959. A large 100-by-200-foot armory, mess hall, infirmary, faculty quarters, administrative and classroom buildings, garage and three dormitories were erected on the site.

The campus was composed of 13 buildings, built at an approximate cost of $500,000. The Austin Company, a large-scale contractor headquartered in Cleveland, OH, was the builder.

PCAD id: 17985