The 100 year old Arlington Club building on SW Salmon Street was recently added to the National Register of Historic Places. The Arlington was nominated as a distinctive representation of the work of notable Portland architects Whidden & Lewis – think Portland Hotel, City Hall, and the marvelous Kenneth Mackenzie House (aka the William Temple House). It also is representative of the tremendous growth in Portland during the first decade of the 20th century. This is a fantastic downtown building connected to one of Portland’s premiere architecture firm of the 1890s-1910s. Ion Lewis even lived in the club until his death in 1933, having outlived his partner, William Whidden, and his prize pupil, A.E. Doyle.
If you want to learn more about the Arlington Club, you can download a PDF of the National Register nomination here.