Item 376G0107 - Fenton Building, Sixth Street, Portland

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Fenton Building, Sixth Street, Portland


  • 1921-03 (Creation)


Photograph; glass plate negatives; 5 x 7 in

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Photograph showing the front exterior of the Fenton Building on Sixth Street (now Southwest Sixth Avenue) in Portland. A cropped version of this photograph was published on Page 1, Section 3, of the Oregon Journal’s city edition on Sunday, March 13, 1921, under the headline “Fenton Building Sold.” The photograph had the following caption: “Structure on East Side of Sixth Street between Stark and Oak, purchased by Dundas & Martin company and subsidiary concerns.” The photograph accompanied a story about the sale, headlined “Fenton Building Is Purchased By Financial Group.” According to the story, “The Fenton building is a six-story and full basement brick structure built by Judge [William D.] Fenton in 1906 on a 50x100-foot lot on the east side of Sixth street between Stark and Oak, near the center of the present ‘financial row.’ The upper floors are devoted to offices, while the ground floor is occupied by retail stores.”

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Oregon Journal Negative Collection; Org. Lot 1368; Box 376; 376G0107

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1.3 MiB


July 20, 2018 2:11 PM

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