Portland’s oldest building (finally) getting restored

After decades of false starts and horrible remodeling work, Portland’s oldest commercial building is finally getting restored to its former glory.

Emerick Architects announced on its Facebook page that the contractor,  Bremik Construction, has begun demolition on the facade (currently a boxed horror show) of the Hallock & McMillen building.

 So long, ugly facade.  Source.
So long, ugly facade. Source.

Built in 1857, the building has miraculously survived in the neighborhood while most of its cast-iron neighbors met the wrecking ball years ago to be replaced and scarred by parking lots and faceless 80s and 90s office-building schlock.

The building will be “artfully crafted to match the original details, these cast iron pieces will soon find their home on SW Naito Parkway.”

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