Marshall Wells

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Built in 1910 and converted to lofts in 2003. The building is located at 1420 NW Lovejoy St.


Marshall-Wells is a genuine 1910 industrial warehouse, with high ceilings, large windows, and original woodwork. This is a classic industrial look that other "loft" projects can only imitate.

Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988, the Marshall-Wells building is one of the Pearl District's last remaining industrial warehouses suitable for residential conversion. It is highly ranked in the Portland Historic Resource Inventory because it was specially engineered with an unusually solid structural system.

1643—A Douglas-fir seedling takes root that will in 1910 become one of the 92 massive support posts on the ground floor of the building.

1893—The Marshall-Wells Hardware Company is established when Albert Marshall, of Duluth, Minnesota, buys the Chapin-Wells Hardware Company, also of Duluth and gives the new business a new name. This is a wholesale company dealing in hardware, saddlery, paints, and mining and railroad supplies.

1901—The first West Coast branch of the Marshall-Wells Hardware Company opens its doors in Portland at the corner of SW 4th & Pine Street.

1910—The Company builds the first 4 stories of Warehouse #2 between 14th and 15th Avenues at NW Lovejoy. Nationally acclaimed architectural firm (Daniel) Burnham and Company of Chicago was also influential in the origin of the modern skyscraper and for many of the city of Chicago's urban planning features.

1978—The Marshall-Wells warehouse is purchased from Coast-to-Coast Stores and occupied by the Layton Creations Company, pillow manufacturers.

1999—The Marshall-Wells Company warehouse is bought by Evergreen Northern LLC of Portland; Robert Ball, owner.

2001—Re-construction begins on the historic warehouse, turning the 7-story building into 164 classic lofts.

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There are 6 listings found for Marshall Wells.

RMLS logo #18400028 Listing ID: 18400028

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 617, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 1   Baths: 1.0   649 SF

Historic warehouse inspired loft in the heart of the Pearl. Wide open space, old growth wood beams, concrete walls and exposed wood slat ceilings. Custom built Murphy bed with build-in... More >>

RMLS logo #18164509 Listing ID: 18164509

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 209, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 1   Baths: 1.0   721 SF

Stunning Northwest inspired warehouse loft in perfect condition with sunny Southern exposure! Lots of original character with 11 ft. Douglas Fir ceilings 8x12 beams & steel beams. Amenities... More >>

RMLS logo #18678541 Listing ID: 18678541

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 420, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 2   Baths: 1.1   1084 SF

Light filled corner unit in Pearl District's historic Marshall Wells building. Large open living space with two bedroom areas. Second bedroom area is currently used as a creative space with... More >>

RMLS logo #18614614 Listing ID: 18614614

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 402, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 1   Baths: 2.0   1421 SF

Location and urban lifestyle in the Marshall Wells in the Pearl on Streetcar Line.Enjoy the loft style yet definition of space created by this floor plan with access on 2 levels.Flex space... More >>

RMLS logo #18477221 Listing ID: 18477221

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 407, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 2   Baths: 2.0   1479 SF

Fabulous east-facing 2 story loft in the desirable Marshall Wells building. City views! Open flowing floor plan with high ceilings & historic features. Kitchen has island and lots of... More >>

RMLS logo #18397536 Listing ID: 18397536

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 702, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 2   Baths: 2.0   1596 SF

Welcome to the historic Marshall Wells Hardware Company Lofts. North-Facing 2 story penthouse with a large deck. Enjoy views of the Fremont Bridge from both levels. Old growth timbers and... More >>


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