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Hamilton Building, Portland
While banks, government buildings, and museums often enjoyed the full Greek-treatment, with lavish columns and immense ornate detail, commercial buildings tended to be less gaudy, allowing for more function. The Hamilton, compared to buildings on the same block, looks more simple upon first look, but the columns at the building's base show Greek influence. As well, the move towards commercial building and, eventually, Chicago School skyscraper design was already being seen in buildings such as the Hamilton.
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McMath, George A. "Nomination Form." National Register of Historic Places. Published September 8, 1977.
Portland, Oregon 97204
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