Portland Skidmore/Old Town Historic District OR

This large commercial district marks the site where the city started and flourished. Dating from the mid-to-late-19th century, these buildings were built in a variety of High Victorian architectural styles; a large number feature cast-iron fronts, making up one of the most impressive historic commercial districts on the West Coast.

Quick Facts

Go Historic ID
250914
Names
Portland Skidmore/Old Town Historic District
Skidmore/Old Town Historic District
Coordinates
45.5231397° N, 122.6742310° W

Location Map

Map showing the location of Portland Skidmore/Old Town Historic District, Portland, OR. (Note: The address shown in the upper-left panel is sometimes inaccurate.) Click here to view larger.

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Timeline

1857
Construction of Portland Skidmore/Old Town Historic District
6 Dec 1975
Portland Skidmore/Old Town Historic District added to National Register of Historic Places
5 May 1977
Portland Skidmore/Old Town Historic District designated a National Historic Landmark
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National Register Data

Portland Skidmore/Old Town Historic District has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places with the following information. Note: some of this data may have become outdated since the listing date. View full NRHP data →

National Register ID
75001597
Date Listed
19751206
Name
Portland Skidmore/Old Town Historic District
Other Names
Skidmore/Old Town Historic District
Address
Roughly bounded by Harbor Dr., Everett, 3rd, and Oak Sts.
City/Town
Portland
County
Multnomah
State
Oregon
Category
district
Level of Significance
national
Years of Significance
1857; 1893
Areas of Significance
COMMERCE; ART; ARCHITECTURE; PERFORMING ARTS