Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Knighton and Howell, Architects (firm); Leslie D. Howell ; William Christmas Knighton (architect)

Dates: constructed 1929

2 stories

230 East Burnside Avenue
Portland, OR


Frigidaire was an home appliance company founded in 1916 in Fort Wayne, IN, and was purchased by William Crapo Durant and General Motors in 1918. GM controlled the firm until 1979, when it sold Frigidaire to White Consolidated Industries (WCI), a Cleveland-based producer of consumer appliances. Electrolux AB, a Stockholm-based appliance manufacturer bought WCI in 1986. This building served as a showroom for Frigidaire appliances between 1929 and 1934.

Building Notes

The Frigidaire Building was a part of the Portland Eastside Multiple Property Submission (MPS) to the National Register of Historic Places, named in 1989.

National Register of Historic Places: 89000091 NRHP Images (pdf) NHRP Registration Form (pdf)

PCAD id: 22294