Building Oregon

Carter Building (Portland, Oregon)

Title
Carter Building (Portland, Oregon)
LC Subject
Architecture, American Architecture--United States
Alternative
Carter, Charles M., Building (Portland, Oregon) Charles M. Carter Building (Portland, Oregon)
Creator
Nestor, John
Creator Display
John Nestor (architect)
Description
This image is included in Building Oregon: Architecture of Oregon and the Pacific Northwest, a digital collection which provides documentation about the architectural heritage of the Pacific Northwest.
View
exterior
Temporal
1860-1869
Style Period
Italianate (North American architecture styles )
Work Type
architecture (object genre) built works views (visual works) exterior views facilities, commercial mercantiles (buildings) stores ironworks (visual works)
Location
Portland >> Clackamas County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Multnomah County >> Oregon >> West >> United States Oregon >> West >> United States United States
Street Address
southwest corner of Front Street and Alder Street
Date
1865
Identifier
pna_22667
Rights
Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International
Rights Holder
University of Oregon
Type
Image
Format
image/tiff
Material
cast iron
Set
Building Oregon
Primary Set
Building Oregon
Institution
University of Oregon
Citation
Hawkings, William J., III. The Grand Era of Cast-Iron Architecture in Portland. Portland: Binford & Mort, 1976.
Note
The druggists Wood & Company and the architect John Nestor were among the first tennants of this building. John Nestor was born in about 1836 in Ireland. He arrived in Portland in about 1864 from San Francisco and designed numerous works, few of which are known today or are still extant. He left the architectural profession in about 1877 and moved to Cornelius, Oregon, where he managed a farm. In the 1880 US Census, Nestor is listed as a farmer, living in Cornelius with wife Mary (age 28), and children Carrie (8), John (6), and Lille (3). Sources: US Census, Morning Oregonian March 7, 1878, p. 3.