Thursday, December 11, 2008

Crown Mills

Centennial Mills Warehouse C, 1940

The Centennial Mills complex on NW Naito Parkway between the Broadway and Fremont Bridges was originally named Crown Mills, its primary product being Crown Flour. Construction on the complex started in 1910. Warehouse C, bearing our sign here, was the last major building constructed at the site, in 1940. The complex became Centennial Mills in 1955. The Portland Development Commission bought the site in 2000 as a step towards implementing its 1995 River District Plan.

There's not much of this sign left, especially on the water end. I got this photo through the Portland Mounted Police Unit paddock area. It will be visible from the riverfront walk once construction of the Waterfront Pearl condo project is completed.


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