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Arlington Club lands spot on National Register of Historic Places

Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 2:00 PM
arlingtontwo.JPGArlington Club interior years ago.
Downtown Portland's 100-year-old Arlington Club – a longtime center for social gatherings – is Oregon's newest entry in the National Register of Historic Places, the state Parks and Recreation Department announced Tuesday.

The stately club, designed in 1910 as an elite men's club patterned after London's West End gentlemen clubs, was nominated as a notable work by the architecture firm, Whidden & Lewis, which also designed City Hall and the Multnomah County Courthouse.

The club at 811 SW Salmon Street is further recognized as historically significant because it's part of a development boom that followed the Lewis and Clark Exposition.

Today the club is also one of 61 buildings in downtown Portland built between 1906 and 1914 and identified as eligible for the National Register. More than 550 Portland properties are listed in the register.
arlingtonone.JPGThe Arlington Club has had that classic front with the columns since 1910.

-- Larry Bingham

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wurzburg September 14, 2010 at 2:10PM

That's Great! I just hope we don't end up with another Historic Place Downtown----That being the Giant Hole, created by Moyer and his City Council Friends!!!!!!!!!

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18buschfan September 14, 2010 at 4:24PM

Another poorly maintained pile of crap. Why do we keep putting lipstick on these pigs and calling them historical landmarks. That building has no historical value other than a similar exterior to the original, why dont we just replace them with new buildings that look old?

Its a matter of time before a tremor takes it down along with that equally crappy Rosevelt tower across the street! lets move on Portland, you dont want your kids occupying these structural nightmares.

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