We’re excited about modernizing these unique spaces, while keeping all of the historic character and charm intact.
Behind the layers of paint and pegboard, there is a ton of historic character that is just waiting to shine.
Ladd Carriage House was identified as worth preserving and is undergoing renovation to be completed in late April. This building represents the melding of old building stock with new, sustainable construction methods.
Ladd Carriage House, built in 1883 and now shrouded in plastic sheeting, will have a new color scheme reflecting authentic Victorian earth tones with a punch of color.
The Ladd Carriage House has been a stable presence on Southwest Broadway Avenue in downtown Portland since 1883. Except for that one time it strayed. In 2007, the historic building was moved a few blocks away during construction of the Ladd Tower. The carriage house – all 534,000 pounds of it – returned last October and is now being restored.
The Oregonian was on hand for a tour of the progress at the Ladd Carriage House. See a new photo of the interior.
Ladd Carriage House has been saved from demolition but now needs a new owner.
Minnesota Hotel, at 322 NW 5th Avenue is featured property this week in Daily Journal of Commerces “Block by Block.” The column looks at Portland commercial real estate at a microcosmic level. Each week, one city block’s history and future — from recent leasing activity to available space — is examined.
Retaining buildings can maximize resource conservation. Portland has begun to embrace sustainability as a near moral imperative that mandates respect for our environment and the human continuum. Sustainability is an aspiration surfacing in our urban planning goals and our economic development policies.
A miracle on several levels unfolds late next month when big rigs and dollies drag a 125-year-old Ladd Carriage House back to its original location in downtown Portland.