Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - banks (buildings); built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Morris, Benjamin Wister, Architect (firm); Benjamin Wister Morris (architect)

Dates: constructed 1906-1907

Downtown, Portland, OR

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Architect B.W. Morris designed this skyscraper for the San Francisco-based Wells Fargo and Company Bank.

Morris's design resembled many skyscrapers built from the 1890s-1910s; architects often used Italian Renaissance palazzi as models, often using tall, two-floor, arched openings cut into a rusticated base, with an elongated shaft composed of offices, and a pronounced cornice topping off the composition.

PCAD id: 19474