(originally Wilson Chambers Mortuary, a.k.a. Killingsworth Funeral Home, Little Chapel of the
Architect: Richard Sundeleaf/remodel: Ankrom Moisan Assoc. Architects, 1932; renovated 2006
Architect Richard Sundeleaf would be pleased to know that his little gem of a building has been brought back from the dead. After appreciating Sundeleaf's good taste for the exterior design, take a peek inside, and check out craftsman O. B. Dawson's beautiful ironwork. (His style may look familiar; Dawson's skills are also showcased at Timberline Lodge, the University of Oregon, and Oregon State University.) And when you're in the bar (the former chapel) looking for a stiff one, don't worry about the bartender mistakenly adding embalming fluid to your root beer. That hardly ever happens.
* The Masonic Temple (1923) just south of the pub is also owned by McMenamins.
Upon leaving, cross the street over to the distinguished North Portland Library (1913, a.k.a. Carnegie Library, Joseph Jacobberger). It was built by the Carnegie Foundation and restored in 1999 by Thomas Hacker Architects. I encourage you to check out the ceiling's open beams and bas-reliefs. Then check out a book.