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About The west shore. (Portland, Or.) 1875-1891 | View Entire Issue (Nov. 1, 1890)
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NEW STRUCTURES IN PORTLAND.
Do you remember, sweet, that day we passed
Down that dim avenue where tun-gold beams
Trembled thro' leaves that murmured in their dreams
And wavering rings across our pathway cast
Our velvet pathway, love, narrow, new-grassed?
You, slim and (earless, on your dappled mare,
Robed all in black ; only your pale gold hair
Gave color to that dear dream ot the past
That and the 'soft, sweet flush of throat and cheek.
Your eyes were wet, I think, and low and clear
Your words but I remember all you said.
Do you remember how I tried to speak,
And could not? 0, do you remember, dear?
Kind heaven I I had forgot that yon were dead 1
That pale, dim avenue still winds along
Between fir trees, with sunlight dropping through
Tbat same sweet way where once I passed with you.
To-day my heart swells at the robin's song,
And passionate memories rise like ghosts and throng
These ghostly deeps. That day the skies were blue,
And 0, the winds were soft that crept to woo
Your blush, the while my heart beat full and strong.
The restless leaves still murmur in their dreams;
The same round links of gold lie trembling here ;
I feel your tender touch 0, God! it seems
Hut yesterday since you were with me, dear
How ran these glad birds sing and love, and wed,
And all things be the tame now you are dead?
At recent meeting of the Baptist societies ot Oregon, It was decided to
raise a fund of $176,000 for the purpose of establishing a college at Portland,
to be under the direction of that denomination. An additional 17d,C00 will
be aaked of the National Baptist Association.
The United States National bank has been organised tn Portland, with
a paid up capital of 1500,000. The directors are: O. W. E. Clrlllllh, of the
Western Farm Mortgige Trust Company, of Denver, Colorado ; F. M. Wade,
president of the National Bank of Commerce, of Tacoma, Wash. ; C. A.
riummer, resident partner of the wholesale oil, paint and glass firm of
Whittle', Fuller A Co. ; J. E. Haseltlne, of the firm of J. E. Haseltlne & Co.,
heavy Iron jobbers, Portland; F. C. Miller, formerly cashier of the Sallna
National bank of Sallna, Kansas; David Qoodsell, the Portland lawyer and
capitalist; Jacob Kiium, the Portland capitalist; Kenneth Marleay, ot
Corbett A Maclray, and J. 1). Coleman. The oftVere are: C. A, Plummer,
president; J. E. Haseltlne, vice-president; F. C. Miller, cashier. A large
and handsome building will be erected for Its accommodation on the north
east corner of First and Washington streets).
To one who has not kept informed on the progress made by Portland in
the matter of fine buildings within the past year a trip aronnd the city
would be indeed a revelation. Rapid as has been the growth in Urn , past,
it is completely dwarfed by the record made during the twelve-month now
drawing to a close. The most noticeable feature of the buildings now in
course of erection and those contracted for to be erected soon is the intro
duction of new styles and pleasing features of architecture. While the sub
stantial has not been overlooked, the ornamental has been brought Into
prominence, adding materially to the appearance of the city. The most
recent acquisition to Portland's corps of competent architects is Mr. I.
Hodgson Jr., of Omaha, Nebraska, who has fitted np elegant apartments
In the Worcester block, corner Third and Oak streets. While his entire
time will be spent in Portland, he will retain his Omaha connections, having
placed his business there in competent hands. In selecting plans from
competing architects for the Portland Chamber of Commerce, those pre
pared by Mr. Hodgson were chosen from the number presented for the in
spection of the building committee as embodying the largest number of
points of excellence for the accommodations sought. In addition to this
splendid structure he has also prepared plans for the magnificent building
to be erected on the corner of First and Stark streets for the accommodation
of the Oregon National bank and the Northwest Loan & Trust Co. The
building, an engraving of which is presented on the first page of this num
ber will have a frontage of seventy-five feet on First street and 100 feet on
' Stark, and will be eight stories high, exclusive of the
basement. The base story will be of granite, the first
two stories of brown stone and the remainder of press
ed brick with stone trimmings. It will be strictly nre
proof throughout, no wood being used in its construc
tion, save for windows, doors and casings above the
second floor. Running through the first floor from
First street will be a grand corridor eleven feet wide
and sixteen feet high which opens on the right into
the banking room of the Northwest Loan & Trust Co.
and on the left into the Oregon National bank. At
the east end ot this corridor will be located a safety
deposit department which will be in full view from
the street at all times. The floor, walls and ceiling
of this corridor will be of white Italian marble, as will
also the door and window1 casings of the entire first
floor, and all floors and wainscoting of upper corridors.
The upper floors will be reached by means of four el
evators which open into galleries around a glased
court which extends from the second floor to the roof.
Lavatories and closets for the use of gentlemen are on
the last floor, those for ladies on the fourth. The building will be lighted
throughout with electricity supplied by a plant in the basement, the exhaust
steam from the engines being used for driving pumps for operating the hy
draulic elevators. Near the elevators at the entrance to the safety deposit
department is a waiting room for ladies who accompany friends having busi
ness in that department, no person being allowed in the room opening into
the vaults who does not have a box or drawer in that institution. When
finished the building will be the most elegant in the city, and will embrace
numerous features not to be found in any structure used for office purposes
yet erected here. It will contain 210 rooms, exclusive of the first floor and
basement, and the estimated cost is $300,000. It Is to be ready for occu
pancy by November 1, 1801. Mr. Hodgson is also the architect of the Wist
Shohs building, now in course of erection at the corner of Water and Col
umbia streets, which will be the future home of this publication.
On the hills to the west of the city, in the center of a five acre tract
which would be at the Intersection of T wenty-fifth and II streets, were they
continued through, will be the splendid building to be erected by the Cath
olic Sisters of Charity as St. Vincent's hospital, the front elevation of which
is shown In the double-page illustration in the center of this paper. The
site it a commanding one, the base of the building being at a height of 220
feet above the base ot grades ot the city. The building will be 350 feet in
length with a twenty-foot glass annex at either end for sun rooms for con
valescents, miking 300 feet over all, by 100 feet in width. It will be six
stories In height with a large tcwer near the center and two smaller ones
near each end. The structure is divided into three sections, separated by
heavy brick partitions provided with Itjm doors, which, when closed, render
it impossible for firs In one portion to communicate with any other. All
corridors open on balconies supplied with fire escapes, and each section has
independent stair cases. A large 7x10 elevator is operated In the central
section, Its slie being such as to admit of a patient being removed from one
floor to the other without being taken from his bed. Chapel, kitchen and
laundry are provided for In three separate buildings in the rear of the main
building. There are 300 rooihs and wards In all, with accommodations for
000 patients at one lime. Commodious operating rooms have been arranged