Arlington Club lands spot on National Register of Historic Places
Published: Tuesday, September 14, 2010, 2:00 PM
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.
-- Larry Bingham