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Hallock and Day Company ledger

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [B 030] 1
Identifier: B 030

Scope and Contents

The Hallock and Day Company ledger is an account book of final entry, in which business transactions of the company were recorded. The ledger also includes transactions related to the construction of the Hallock and McMillan building, Portland, in 1857.


  • 1853-1859


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open to the public. Collection must be used in Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room. Collection or parts of collection may be stored offsite. Please contact Special Collections and University Archives in advance of your visit to allow for transportation time.

Conditions Governing Use

Property rights reside with Special Collections and University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries. Copyright resides with the creators of the documents or their heirs. All requests for permission to publish collection materials must be submitted to Special Collections and University Archives. The reader must also obtain permission of the copyright holder.

Biographical / Historical

Absalom Barrett Hallock (1822-1892) and Lou Day were early Portland, Oregon architects. Hallock was also a general contractor. In addition to houses and commercial buildings, Hallock & Day designed the beaux-arts Portland Penitentiary Building in 1855. The pair worked together on projects until the partnership dissolved in 1860.

Hallock established his own business headquarters in 1857 at Southwest Front and Oak Streets in Portland, where he had his office until he retired twenty-three years later. Together with William McMillan, he designed and built a two-story structure on the site with cast iron columns supporting three arches on the fa├žade and cast iron shutters protecting the second-story casement windows. The Hallock-McMillan Building, stripped of its cast iron, is now the oldest commercial building in Portland.

Source: The Oregon Encylcopedia (


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 volume

Language of Materials



The Hallock and Day Company was a partnership between Portland, Oregon architect and contractor Absalom Barrett Hallock and architect Lou Day. The ledger is an account book of final entry, in which business transactions of the company were recorded.

Related Materials

Other collections relating to A. B. Hallock at Special Collections and University Archives include: A.B. Hallock Journal, 1880-1882, A035; Rodney Glisan Letter to A.B. Hallock, CA 1860 Jan 17; Cyrus Olney Letter to A.B. Hallock, CA 1860 Oct 29.

Other collections related to A. B. Hallock include the Absalom Hallock papers, Mss 92, Oregon Historical Society.

Processing Information

This collection received a basic level of processing including minimal to no organization and rehousing.

Description information is drawn in part from information supplied with the collection and initial surveys of the contents.

This finding aid may be updated periodically to account for new acquisitions to the collection and/or revisions in arrangement and description.

Guide to the Hallock and Day Company Ledger
Complete Description
University of Oregon Libraries, Archivists' Toolkit Project Team, Amanda Steele, and Chasmodai Cassidy
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives Repository

1299 University of Oregon
Eugene OR 97403-1299 USA