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McKim, Mead and White notice of lien

 Collection — Multiple Collection Box: [CA 1885 Feb 18] 1
Identifier: CA 1885 Feb 18

Scope and Contents

The notice of lien is addressed to Isaac N. Saunders, who was a county clerk, of Multnomah County, Oregon. The lien was against Oregon and Transcontinental Company for payment of services regarding the "Portland House," which was formerly owned by Henry Villard. The location of the house was between Morrison and Yahmill streets, and Seventh and Sixth streets, in Portland, Oregon. The notice is dated February 18, 1885 and was signed by Stanford White.


  • 1885 February 18


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Biographical / Historical

"McKim, Mead, and White was formed in 1878 when Charles Follen McKim (1847-1909) formed a partnership with William Rutherford Mead (1846-1928) and William B. Bigelow. Bigelow retired the following year when Stanford White (1853-1906) joined the firm and the firm's name was established."

"During the period between 1879 and 1912, [the firm of] McKim, Mead and White grew to over one hundred, [and] the firm became the model for the modern architectural practice. In order to manage multiple large commissions, they established procedures for controlling every stage and detail of the architectural process. During its first thirty years the firm received and executed nearly one thousand commissions, championed the movement to introduce classical order to America's cities, trained the next generation of American architects, created standards of conduct for professional practice in this country, and were awarded, through McKim, the Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects."

[Source: Buffalo, NY architecture website:]


0.1 linear feet (1 container) : 1 folder

Language of Materials



The architectural firm of McKim, Mead, and White was formed in 1878. The collection contains a notice of a lien against Oregon and Transcontinental Company that was filed with the Multnomah County Clerk's office on February 18, 1885.

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Finding aid written in English.
Funding for production of this finding aid was provided through a grant awarded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC).

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