Seen in the mid 1940s, this is The Oregonian building that stood for decades at Southwest Sixth Avenue and Alder Street. The nine-story building (the clock tower added another three stories to the prominent structure) was built in 1892.
In 1948, the newspaper moved to its present location; a full-block building bounded by Southwest Broadway, Sixth Ave, Jefferson and Columbia streets. The building was designed by Pietro Belluschi. The block was previously home to the William S. Ladd mansion, which had been demolished around 1925.
The old building remained vacant from 1948 until it was torn down in 1950. The clock, made by E. Howard & Co. of Boston stopped at 12:30 p.m. Friday, July 30, 1948.
A parking garage now stands where it once stood.