Property record of downtown Portland, Oregon, 1963

Overview of the Collection

Linden B. Bowman, Realtor (Portland, Or.)
Property record of downtown Portland, Oregon
0.28 cubic feet, (1 flat box (16x20x1.5))
Collection Number
Coll 1022
Handwritten and hand-drawn ledger describing properties in downtown Portland, Oregon, including owners, usage, building description, assessed value, and the amount of property tax for the 1962-1963 fiscal year. The ledger was probably produced by the firm Linden B. Bowman, Realtor, a commercial and industrial real estate business owned by Linden B. Bowman (1914-2004), later known as the Bowman Company.
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Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.


Historical NoteReturn to Top

The firm Linden B. Bowman, Realtor, was founded in 1963 by Linden B. Bowman (1914-2004) of Portland, Oregon. The company specialized in commercial and industrial real estate. Starting in the 1970s, it was known as the Bowman Company. It merged with Norris, Beggs & Simpson in 1984.

Sources: Article in the Oregonian, July 21, 1963, page 36; advertisements in the Oregonian, 1963-1984; "2 realty brokerages merge," Oregonian, February 2, 1984; obituary for Linden B. Bowman in the Oregonian, January 24, 2004.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

The collection consists of a 1963 ledger with handwritten and hand-drawn maps and information about properties in downtown Portland, Oregon, between W. Burnside Street, SW Jefferson Avenue, SW Front Avenue, and SW 11th Avenue. The title page shows a map of the full area represented in the ledger. Each subsequent page describes one block. Information presented in these entries includes the owner or owners of each lot; the assessed value in 1963; the amount of property tax for the 1962-1963 fiscal year; and notes about buildings' use, construction material, and date of construction.

Use of the CollectionReturn to Top

Preferred Citation

Property record of downtown Portland, Oregon, Coll 1022, Oregon Historical Society Research Library.

Restrictions on Use

The Oregon Historical Society owns the materials in the Research Library and makes available reproductions for research, publication, and other uses. The Society does not necessarily hold copyright to all materials in the collections. In some cases, permission for use may require seeking additional authorization from copyright owners.

Administrative InformationReturn to Top

Acquisition Information

Gift of the estate of Linden B. Bowman, September 2004 (Lib. Acc. 25544).

Processing Note

During processing, the ledger was unbound for preservation purposes, and the covers were discarded.

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

Subject Terms

  • Buildings--Oregon--Portland
  • Real property--Oregon--Portland
  • Tax assessment--Oregon--Portland
  • Valuation--Oregon--Portland

Geographical Names

  • Portland (Or.)--Buildings, structures, etc.

Form or Genre Terms

  • Property records