AKA: Jackson, Charles Samuel, Tower, Portland, OR

Structure Type: built works - commercial buildings - corporate headquarters; built works - commercial buildings - office buildings

Designers: Reid Brothers, Architects (firm); James William Reid (architect); Merritt Jonathan Reid (architect)

Dates: [unspecified]

Portland, OR

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Charles Samuel Jackson served as the Oregon Journal's editor and publisher between 1902-1924.

One thousand eight hundred light bulbs screwed into the building's terra cotta sheathing, causing its ceramic skin to glow and catch the eye. A huge clock tower at the top of the newspaper building (in operation before 1941) further drew attention to it. Many newspaper buildings contained clocks in some part of their designs, usually at the top, replacing perhaps street clocks of the late 19th century and early 20th.

PCAD id: 5106