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Trinity Place Apartments Seismic Upgrade

Posted on April 28th, by raskin in Blog, Portland, Seismic. Comments Off on Trinity Place Apartments Seismic Upgrade

I had the pleasure of touring the Trinity Place Apartments the other day with members of HPLO who had worked on the Resilient Masonry Buildings Roundtable.  The owner of the Trinity Apartments is both an aficionado of Portland’s masonry apartment buildings and very committed to seismically upgrading them. Motivated not only to protect his tenants, he also wants to give the buildings a fighting chance to survive an earthquake.

The Trinity Apartments were built in 1910 and are the work of Knighton and Root.  Knighton was the architect of such buildings as the Oregon Supreme Court, the Governor Hotel, and Johnson Hall at UO, to name a few.  The apartments are well built, with much of their historic detail intact.  A courtyard building, it actually two buildings joined in the middle with separate stairs and elevators on each side.  The fact … Read More »





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