Hallock and Day Company ledger, 1853-1859  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Hallock and Day Company.Hallock and McMillan.Hallock, Absalom B. , 1826-1892
Hallock and Day Company ledger
1853-1859 (inclusive)
0.1 linear feet, (1 volume)
Collection Number
B 030
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.
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Content DescriptionReturn to Top

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.

Historical NoteReturn to Top

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 façade 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 (https://oregonencyclopedia.org/articles/hallock_absolom)

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Hallock and Day Company ledger, B 030, Special Collections & University Archives, University of Oregon Libraries, Eugene, Oregon.

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Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Architects--Oregon--Portland
  • Architectural firms--Oregon--Portland
  • Construction industry--Northwest, Pacific
  • Personal Names :
  • Day, Lou
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Account books