About admin

This author has not yet filled in any details.
So far admin has created 58 blog entries.

Old US Post Office

The Old U. S. Post Office is a one-story brick building with a daylight basement. The structure has a common bond brick exterior façade on all sides and sits upon a cement foundation. The roof is flat and is topped by a brick parape

By |2022-05-03T09:31:56-07:00September 15, 2021|Buildings|Comments Off on Old US Post Office

Campbell Building

This building was constructed in 1892 by William Campbell, a pioneer who came to McMinnville in 1858 from his native state of New York. Campbell was a blacksmith when he first came to McMinnville. He soon invested in real estate and building construction. He oversaw a committee, which promoted securing the Southern Pacific Railroad line to be continued through McMinnville

By |2022-05-03T09:31:57-07:00September 15, 2021|Buildings|Comments Off on Campbell Building

Old Telephone Register

This rectangular one-story brick structure was originally two properties. The oldest portion of this building was constructed by Cully Perine in 1902 to house the Telephone-Register. The other portion was constructed ca. 1920.

By |2022-05-03T09:31:57-07:00September 15, 2021|Buildings|Comments Off on Old Telephone Register

Union Block

This building, known as Union Block, was constructed in 1890 for $18,000. The building is listed as being constructed by the McMinnville Building and Improvement Company. Ed Hendricks, Elsia Wright, and Frank Fenton were among the twelve investors in the company.

By |2022-05-03T09:31:57-07:00September 15, 2021|Buildings|Comments Off on Union Block

Wright Building

This 1893 Queen Anne-style commercial building is characterized by scallops, sun patterns, and intricate brickwork in the frieze. A central pediment reads E. Wright, 1893 and gives credit to the original owner.

By |2022-05-03T09:31:57-07:00September 15, 2021|Buildings|Comments Off on Wright Building

U.S. National Bank Building

Built in 1908 to house the U.S. National Bank, this rectangular, flat-roofed, two story has a flat parapet with a projecting wooden cornice. Second floor windows are Chicago style wood frame with fixed central panels and one over one double-hung sash on either side.

By |2022-05-03T09:31:57-07:00September 15, 2021|Buildings|Comments Off on U.S. National Bank Building

Hotel Elberton

The tallest building in downtown McMinnville, Hotel Elberton is a rectangular four-story brick building. The ground floor has been altered on both façades. A small neon sign at the top of the southwest corner of the building reads “Hotel Oregon”.

By |2022-05-03T09:31:57-07:00September 15, 2021|Buildings|Comments Off on Hotel Elberton

Cooks Hotel

This large, rectangular, three-story, stuccoed brick Italianate building has a flat roof and a decorative pressed metal-bracketed cornice. Stuccoed belt courses articulate the story divisions. The Third street façade originally had four bays but now has two as a result of the Mack Theater being installed in the eastern half of this façade.

By |2022-05-03T09:31:58-07:00September 15, 2021|Buildings|Comments Off on Cooks Hotel

Old Elks Building

This building was constructed in 1908 for the McMinnville’s Elk Lodge. The top floor was occupied by the lodge rooms, and the lower floor had numerous small shops. In 1912, the first floor was divided into four sections; a dry goods store, a statuary, a restaurant, and the Gaiety Movie Theater. The ground floor has been altered.

By |2022-05-03T09:31:58-07:00September 14, 2021|Buildings|Comments Off on Old Elks Building

Odd Fellows Hall

This three-story rectangular brick building is covered with stucco and an aggregate material on the Third Street façade. There are two storefront bays on the Third Street façade and one entrance to the second floor at the south end.

By |2022-05-03T09:31:58-07:00September 14, 2021|Buildings|Comments Off on Odd Fellows Hall
Go to Top