distinguished brick structure sporting a clock tower, red brick, and white terra-cotta trim was named for the local newspaper it housed. The Portland Telegram was a sister publication of The Oregonian; founded by Henry L. Pittock (among others), it went through a variety of owners and eventually changed its name to the Portland News Telegram. Then it closed down.
The Telegram Building's clock and cupola are right on the building's corner. Other features include the Doric portico and an open spiral staircase inside. Long neglected, the Georgian Revival building was converted to lofts in the 1990s. An extensive 2003 renovation (WaterLeaf Architects) gave the building a much-needed seismic upgrade, as well as basement parking and an added penthouse.