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Cachot Therkelsen collection

Identifier: Coll 094

Scope and Contents

The Cachot Therkelsen Collection consists primarily of architectural drawings. They are arranged by type of building and include plans of apartments, banks, office buildings, hotels, residences, stores, and theaters. Major Architects whose work in represented include: Emil Schacht, Martin Schacht, John Bennes, A. E. Doyle, and Edgar Lazarus. An index by architect appears at the end of the finding aid. The drawings are stored in flat file drawers 1-7.

The collection also contains 28 free-standing volumes of statistical material on building properties, rental and lease records, and appraisal records.

Finally, twelve albums of photographs of buildings primarily in Oregon and Washington are stored separately in the photograph collection. These include photographs of buildings in Idaho (Nampa), Oregon (Astoria, Baker, Canby, Corvallis, Eugene, Grants Pass, Klamath Falls, La Grande, Lakeview, McMinnville, Marshfield, Medford, Oregon City, Pendleton, Roseburg, Salem, The Dalles), and Washington (Aberdeen, Bremerton, Kelso, Longview, Port Angeles, Spokane, Tacoma, Vancouver, Wenatchee, Yakima).


  • 1906-1952


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

Cachot Therkelsen was born on March 30, 1894 in San Francisco, California, and was educated at Stanford University. In 1921 he commenced business as a realtor in Portland, Oregon, first with various associates, and on his own after 1935. He founded the Therkelsen Investment Company. In addition to buying and selling residences and commercial buildings, he also collected original plans and specifications to asses property values for investment purposes.

Mr. Therkelsen lived in Palatine Hill, a prestigious area in Portland, with his wife and daughter. He died on May 12, 1964 at the age of 70.


31 linear feet (4 containers, 106 oversize folders, 28 volumes)

Language of Materials



Cachot Therkelsen (March 30, 1894-May 12, 1964) was a realtor in Portland, Oregon and founded the Therkelsen Investment Company. The collection includes drawings that he collected of architects' original plans and specifications of projects.


Collection is organized into the following series:

Series: Drawings

Series: Architect Index for the Cachot Therkelsen Collection

Series: Photographs

Other Finding Aids

Paper finding aid with additional information is available in Special Collections & University Archives.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Cachot Therkelsen.

Physical Description

13 boxes of records, 4 boxes of photographs, 106 folders of architectural drawings

Architect Index for the Cachot Therkelsen Collection

Aandahl, Fred: G4

Ainge, P. T. Company: B3, B6, B10

Barancik: I1

Beach: E13

Bennes, John: A5, A6, A10, B2, B7, C4, C8, C9, C10, C11, C15, C24, C27, D1, D2, D4, E1, E2, E4, E7, E8, E9, E10, E17, E19, E20, E21, F9, F13, G19, H7, H31, H32, H38, H43, H53, H56, J5, J20, J24, J27, J32, J33, J39, J50, J56, J67, J76, K2, K3, K5

Bergen, Harold P.: B8, C16, C17, G11, G13, G14, H39, H44, J6, J17, J29, J30, J42, J44, J58

Berndt, Francis: G9

Conte: I1

Dougan, Luther L.: J59

Doyle, A. E. and Associates: B1, B13, E13, J34, J43, J46

Ertz, Charles: J37, J66

Grant William: J69

Hendricks, Erick W.: A5, A6, B7, C8, C11, C15, C27, D4, E1, E2, E4, E7, E9, E17, E19, E20, E21, G2, G19, H56, J20, J39, J56, J67

Herzog, Henry: D1, H7, H32, J50, J73, K2, K3

Hoffman, E. J. T.: K8

Houghtaling, Chester A.: J59

Howell, Lester D.: J65

Johnston, H. E.: J71, J72

Kelly, Walter E.: G16

Knighton: J65

Kroner, Ernest: H5

Lawrence, Ellis F.: H34

Lazarus, Edgar: E11

Lewis, David C.: G5, H49, H60, J36

Linde, Carl: A3, J38, J60

Lovey: E9

MacNaughton, Ernest B.: B12, G20, J23

Miller, Edward: E24

Patterson: E13, J43

Perrin, Howard: E15

Priteca, Marcus: J68

Rapp, C. W.: K4

Rapp, George L.: K4

Raymond: B12, G20, J23

Schacht, Emil: A1, A4, A7, A8, A9, A11, A12, B4, B5, B8, B11, 13, C1, C3, C5, C6, C12, C14, C16, C17, C18, C19, C21, C22, C23, C25, C26, D3, D6, E3, E5, E6, E12, E14, E16, E18, E22, E23, F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6, F7, F8, F10, F11, G1, G7, G8, G10, G11, G12, G13, G14, G15, G17, G18, H1, H2, H3, H4, H6, H8, H9, H10, H11, H12, H13, H14, H15, H16, H17, H18, H19, H20, H21, H22, H23, H24, H25, H26, H27, H28, H29, H30, H33, H35, H36, H37, H39, H41, H44, H45, H46, H47, H48, H50, H51, H52, H54, H57, H58, H59, H61, J1, J2, J3, J4, J6, J8, J9, J10, J11, J12, J13, J14, J15, J16, J17, J19, J21, J26, J29, J30, J31, J35, J40, J41, J24, J44, J45, J47, J49, J51, J52, J53, J55, J58, J61, J62, J63, J64, J78, K1, L1, L2, L3, L4, L5, L6

Schacht, Martin: A2, C2, D5, H40, H55, J7, J22, J38, J57

Stanton, A. Glenn: J71, J72

Sutton, Albert: C7, G4, G6, J25, J54, J74, K6, K7

Thompson, R. K: A5, E19, E20

Tobey, Willard F.: C8, E2, E4, G2, G19

Voorhess, V. M.: J77

Whidden, William M.: H49

Whitney, Harrison A.: C7, G4, J25, J54, J74, K6, K7

Wicks, J. E.: J18, J79

Processing Information

Collection processed by processing staff, July 1985.

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