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Wells Fargo Building

309 SW 6th Avenue
Portland OR United States

Status:built
Construction Dates
  Began1905
  Finished1907
Floor Count12
Basement Floors1
Floor Area20,903 m²
Building Uses
 - office
Structural Types
 - highrise
Architectural Style
 - neo-classical
Materials
 - glass
 - stone
 - stucco
 - brick
 - concrete

 Heights ValueSource / Comments 
Roof185 ft

Description
Architect: Benjamin Wistar Morris III



• Colonel Dudley Evans, the president of Wells Fargo Bank, influenced the first Portland skyscraper construction.

• Known as the Porter Building from 1922-1946 after Andrew Porter, a Portland businessman and director of the U.S. National Bank, purchased the building.

• It is written in eastern top section facade the word "Wells", as the northern section stays "Fargo".

• It has been placed in the US National Register of Historic Places since 1986.

• Upon its completion, the Wells Fargo Building was the tallest building in Portland.

• The project's investors originally planned at the site between Fifth Avenue and Alder Street.

• U.S. Bancorp sold building in 1986 and bought it again in 1993.

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