Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - stores

Designers: Hallock and Company, Architects and Builders (firm); Absalom Barrett Hallock (architect)

Dates: constructed 1853


Portland architect Absalom Hallock, likely Portland's first architect, designed this liquor and wine store on Front Avenue in Portland's early commercial district. He erected it for William S. Ladd, who would go on to become one of the state's most successful 19th-century businessmen, owning a share in the Oregon Steam Navigtion Company, the Ladd and Tilton Bank, and many acres of real estate. This building has been called the first brick building erected in Portland, OR. (See Val C. Ballestrem, Lost Portland Oregon, [Charleston, SC: The History Press, 2018], p. 64.)

PCAD id: 24582