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Ordinance No. 7446

An Ordinance to provide for numbering buildings.

The City of Portland does ordain as follows:

(Numbering of Buildings--System to be Uniform.)

Section 1. There shall be a uniform system of numbering all houses, stores, and other buildings (except sheds and outbuildings) erected or to be erected within the city limits, by placing on the door or door frame of the main entrance to said buildings, or as near thereto as practicable, the number assigned thereto as hereinafter provided: said numbers to be painted on the building, or on metal or glass, or a metallic figure used, at the option of the owner, and so placed so as to be readily seen from the street. The figures designating the number, whether painted or otherwise, to be no less than one and three-quarter inches in height.

(Numbers for East Side of Streets South of Ankeny Street.)

Section 2. In that part of the city lying on the west bank of the Willamette river the houses on the east side of the streets running north and south shall be numbered as follows, the numbers in all cases, to be inclusive:
from to from to
Ankeny to Vine 2 to 16
Vine to Ash 23 to 34
Ash to Pine 40 to 54
Pine to Oak 60 to 74
Oak to Stark 80 to 94
Stark to Washington 100 to 114
Washington to Alder 120 to 134
Alder to Morrison 140 to 154
Morrison to Yamhill 160 to 174
Yamhill to Taylor 180 to 194
Taylor to Salmon 200 to 214
Salmon to Main 220 to 234
Main to Madison 240 to 254
Madison to Jefferson 260 to 274
Jefferson to Columbia 280 to 294
Columbia to Clay 300 to 314
Clay to Market 320 to 334
Market to Mill 340 to 354
Mill to Montgomery 360 to 374
Montgomery to Harrison 380 to 394
Harrison to Hall 400 to 414
Hall to College 420 to 434
College to Jackson 440 to 454
Jackson to Clifton 460 to 474
Clifton to Myrtle 480 to 494
Myrtle to Laurel 500 to 514
Laurel to Elm 520 to 534
Elm to Spring 540 to 554
Spring to Elizabeth 560 to 574
Elizabeth to Hawthorne Terrace 580 to 594
Caruthers north line to Lincoln street 540 to 554
Lincoln to Grant 560 to 574
Grant to Sherman 580 to 594
Sherman to Caruthers 600 to 614
Caruthers to Sheridan 620 to 634
Sheridan to Baker 640 to 654
Baker to Arthur 660 to 674
Arthur to Meade 680 to 694
Meade to Hooker 700 to 714
Hooker to Porter 720 to 734
Porter to Woods 740 to 754
Woods to Grover 760 to 774
Grover to Gibbs 780 to 794
Gibbs to Whitaker 800 to 814
Whitaker to Curry 820 to 834
Curry to Pennoyer 840 to 854
Pennoyer to Gaines 860 to 874
Gaines to Lane 880 to 894
Lane to Abernethy 900 to 914
Abernethy to Thomas 920 to 934
Thomas to Lowell avenue 940 to 954
Lowell avenue to Bancroft avenue 960 to 1004
Bancroft avenue to Hamilton avenue 1010 to 1054
Hamilton avenue to Seymour avenue 1060 to 1104.

(Numbers or West Side of Streets Between Ankeny and Vine).

The houses on the west side of streets between Ankeny and Vine streets shall be numbered from 1 to 15; in all other cases the numbers of houses to be one greater than the number of the house on the opposite side of the street.

(Numbers or East Side of Streets North of Couch Line).

In that part of the city lying north of the south line of the John H. Couch claim and south line of Washington street (from Sixteenth street, westerly) the houses on the east side of streets running north and south shall be numbered as follows, the numbers, in all cases, to be inclusive:
from to from to
Ankeny to Burnside, or Couch line to Burnside (commencing with 16 on the south side of Burnside street and decreasing going south) 2 to 16
Burnside to Couch 20 to 34
Couch to Davis 40 to 54
Davis to Everett 60 to 74
Everett to Flanders 80 to 94
Flanders to Glisan 100 to 114
Glisan to Hoyt 120 to 134
Hoyt to Irving 140 to 154
Irving to Johnson 160 to 174
Johnson to Kearney 180 to 194
Kearney to Lovejoy 200 to 214
Lovejoy to Marshall 220 to 234
Marshall to Northrup 240 to 254
Northrup to Overton 260 to 274
Overton to Pettygrove 280 to 294
Pettygrove to Quimby 300 to 314
Quimby to Raleigh 320 to 334
Raleigh to Savier 340 to 354
Savier to Thurman 360 to 374
Thurman to Upshur 380 to 394
Upshur to Vaughn 400 to 414
Vaughn to Wilson 420 to 434
Wilson to X 440 to 454
X to York 460 to 474
York to Reed 480 to 494
Reed to Nicholai 510 to 524

(Numbers or East Side of Streets Between Ankeny Street and Couch Line).

The houses on the east side of streets between Ankeny and Burnside, or Burnside and Couch line, shall be numbered from 1 to 15 (commencing with 15 at the south line of Burnside street and decreasing going south); in all other cases the number of house to be one greater than the number of the house on the opposite side of the street.

(Numbers to be Designated--How and Where.)

Numbers of houses in part of the city last described to be designated by the addition of the word "north," as No. 646 Tenth street, North.

(Numbers for South Side of Streets South of Couch Line.)

In that part of the city situated on the west bank of the Willamette river and south of the John H. Couch claim and south line of Washington street from Sixteenth street, westerly, the houses on the south side of streets, running east and west, shall be numbered as follows:
from to from to
Moody to Macadam 80 to 94
Macadam to Hood 100 to 114
Hood to Kelly 120 to 134
Kelly to Corbett 140 to 154
Corbett to Water 160 to 174
Water to Front 180 to 194
Front to First 200 to 214
First to Second 220 to 234
Second to Third 240 to 254
Third to Fourth 260 to 274
Fourth to Fifth 280 to 294
Fifth to Sixth 300 to 314
Sixth to Seventh 320 to 334
Seventh to Park 340 to 354
Park to West Park 360 to 374
West Park to Tenth 380 to 394
Tenth to Eleventh 400 to 414
Eleventh to Twelfth 420 to 434
Twelfth to Thirteenth 440 to 454
Thirteenth to Fourteenth 460 to 474
Fourteenth to Lownsdale 480 to 494
Lownsdale to Sixteenth 500 to 514
Sixteenth to Seventeenth 520 to 534
Seventeenth to Chapman 540 to 554
Chapman to Nineteenth 560 to 574
Nineteenth to Twentieth 580 to 594
Twentieth to Twenty-first 600 to 614
Twenty-first to Twenty-second 620 to 634
Twenty-second to Twenty-third 640 to 654

(Numbers for North Side of Streets South of Couch Line.)

On the north side of streets the number of the house shall be one greater than the number of the house on the opposite side of the street.

(Numbers for North Side of Streets North of Couch Line.)

In that part of the city lying north of the south line of the John E. Couch claim and the south line of Washington street from Sixteenth street westerly, the houses on the south side of the streets running east and west shall be numbered as follows:
from to from to
Front to First 202 to 214
First to Second 220 to 234
Second to Third 240 to 254
Third to Fourth 260 to 274
Fourth to Fifth 280 to 294
Fifth to Sixth 300 to 314
Sixth to Seventh 320 to 334
Seventh to Eighth 340 to 354
Eighth to Park 360 to 374
Park to Ninth 380 to 394
Ninth to Tenth 400 to 414
Tenth to Eleventh 420 to 434
Eleventh to Twelfth 440 to 454
Twelfth to Thirteenth 460 to 474
Thirteenth to Fourteenth 480 to 494
Fourteenth to Fifteenth 500 to 514
Fifteenth to Sixteenth 520 to 534
Sixteenth to Seventeenth 540 to 554
Seventeenth to Eighteenth 560 to 574
Eighteenth to Nineteenth 580 to 594
Nineteenth to Twentieth 600 to 634
Twentieth to Twenty-first 640 to 674
Twenty-first to Twenty-second 680 to 714
Twenty-second to Twenty-third 720 to 754
Twenty-third to Twenty-fourth 760 to 794
Twenty-fourth to Twenty-fifth 800 to 834
Twenty-fifth to Twenty-sixth 840 to 874
Twenty-sixth to Twenty-seventh 880 to 914
Twenty-seventh to Twenty-eighth 920 to 954
Twenty-eighth to Twenty-ninth 960 to 994
Twenty-ninth to Thirtieth 1000 to 1024
Thirtieth to Thirty-first 1030 to 1054
Thirty-first to Thirty-second 1060 to 1074

(Numbers for North Side of Streets North of Couch Line.)

On the north side of the streets the number of house shall be one greater than the number of house on the opposite side of the street)

(Numbers for South Side of Streets on East Bank of River.)

In that part of the city on the east bank of the Willamette River the houses on the south side of streets running east and west shall be numbered, the numbers in all cases to be inclusive.
from to from to
Patton avenue to Maryland avenue 2 to 16
Maryland avenue to Montana avenue 20 to 34
Montana avenue to Minnesota avenue 40 to 54
Minnesota avenue to Missouri avenue 60 to 74
Missouri avenue to Michigan avenue 80 to 94
Michigan avenue to Mississippi avenue 100 to 114
Mississippi avenue to Mitchell street 120 to 134
Mitchell street to Borthwick street 140 to 154
Borthwick street to Kirby street 160 to 174
Kirby street to Commercial street 180 to 194
Commercial street to Haight street 200 to 214
Haight street to Gantenbein avenue 220 to 234
Gantenbein avenue to Vancouver avenue 240 to 254
Vancouver avenue to Williams avenue 260 to 274
Williams avenue to Cleveland avenue 280 to 294
Cleveland avenue to Hendricks avenue 300 to 314
Hendricks avenue to Mallory avenue 320 to 334
Mallory avenue to Garfield avenue 340 to 354
Garfield avenue to Union avenue 360 to 374
Union avenue to East Fifth street 380 to 394
East Fifth street to East Sixth street 400 to 414
East Sixth street to East Seventh street 420 to 434
East Seventh street to East Eighth street 440 to 454
East Eighth street to East Ninth street 460 to 474
East Ninth street to East Tenth street 480 to 494
East Tenth street to East Eleventh street 500 to 514
East Eleventh street to East Twelfth street 520 to 534
East Twelfth street to East Thirteenth street 540 to 554
East Thirteenth street to East Fourteenth street 560 to 574
East Fourteenth street to East Fifteenth street 580 to 594
East Fifteenth street to East Sixteenth street 600 to 614
East Sixteenth street to East Seventeenth street 620 to 634
East Seventeenth street to East Eighteenth street 640 to 654
East Eighteenth street to East Nineteenth street 660 to 674
East Nineteenth street to East Twentieth street 680 to 694
East Twentieth street to East Twenty-first street 700 to 714
East Twenty-first street to East Twenty-second street 720 to 734
East Twenty-second street to East Twenty-third street 740 to 754
East Twenty-third street to East Twenty-fourth street 760 to 774
East Twenty-fourth street to East Twenty-fifth street 780 to 794
East Twenty-fifth street to East Twenty-sixth street 800 to 814
East Twenty-sixth street to East Twenty-seventh street 820 to 834
East Twenty-seventh street to East Twenty-eighth street 840 to 854
East Twenty-eighth street to East Twenty-ninth street 860 to 874
East Twenty-ninth street to East Thirtieth street 880 to 904
East Thirtieth street to East Thirty-first street 910 to 924
East Thirty-first street to East Thirty-second street 930 to 954
East Thirty-second street to East Thirty-third street 960 to 984
East Thirty-third street to East Thirty-fourth street 990 to 1014
East Thirty-fourth street to East Thirty-fifth street 1020 to 1044
East Thirty-fifth street to East Thirty-sixth street 1050 to 1074
East Thirty-sixth street to East Thirty-seventh street 1080 to 1098
East Thirty-seventh street to East Thirty-eighth street 1100 to 1128
East Thirty-eighth street to Prettyman avenue 1130 to 1168
East Water to East First 300 to 318
East First to East Second 320 to 338
East Second to East Third 340 to 358
East Third to Union 360 to 378

(Numbers for South Side of Streets.)

The houses on the south side of King street, Lewis street, Clark street, Harding street, Randolph street, Nesmith street, Marion street, and Essex street shall be numbered as follows:
from to from to
River street to Loring street 20 to 38
Loring street to Railroad street 40 to 58
Railroad street to Goldsmith street 60 to 78

Houses on the north side of streets to be numbered one greater than the house on the opposite side of the street.

(Numbers for North Side of Streets Between Patton and Maryland Avenues.)

The houses on the north side of streets between Patton avenue and Maryland avenue shall be numbered from 1 to 15; in all other cases the number of house to be one greater than the number of house on the opposite side of street.

(Numbers for East Side of Streets South of East Ankeny Street.)

In that part of the city lying on the east bank of the Willamette river and south of East Ankeny street the houses on the east side of streets shall be numbered as follows:
from to from to
East Ankeny to East Ash 2 to 16
East Ash to East Pine 20 to 34
East Pine to East Oak 40 to 54
East Oak to East Stark 60 to 74
East Stark to East Washington 80 to 94
East Washington to East Alder 100 to 114
East Alder to East Morrison 120 to 134
East Morrison to Belmont 140 to 154
Belmont to East Yamhill 160 to 174
East Yamhill to East Taylor 180 to 194
East Taylor to East Salmon 200 to 214
East Salmon to East Main 220 to 234
East Main to East Madison 240 to 254
East Madison to Hawthorne avenue 260 to 274
Hawthorne avenue to East Clay 280 to 294
East Clay to East Market 300 to 314
East Market to East Mill 320 to 334
East Mill to Stephens 340 to 354
Stephens to East Harrison 360 to 378
East Harrison to East Lincoln 380 to 394
East Lincoln to East Grant 400 to 414
East Grant to East Sherman 420 to 434
East Sherman to East Caruthers 440 to 454
East Caruthers to Division 460 to 474
Division to Ivon 480 to 494
Ivon to Clinton 500 to 514
Clinton to Taggart 520 to 534
Taggart to Ellsworth 540 to 554
Ellsworth to Brooklyn 560 to 574
Brooklyn to Tibbetts 580 to 594
Tibbetts to Olive 600 to 614
Cole to Beacon 620 to 634
Beacon to Frederick 640 to 654
Frederick to Karl 660 to 674
Karl to Rhine 680 to 694
Rhine to Frankfort 700 to 714
Frankfort to Rhone 720 to 734
Rhone to Bismark 740 to 754
Bismark to Center avenue 760 to 774

(Numbers for West Side of Streets Between East Ankeny and East Ash Streets.)

The houses on the west side of streets between East Ankeny and East Ash streets shall be numbered from 1 to 15. In all other cases the number of the house to be one greater than the number of the house on the opposite side of the street.

(Numbers for East Side of Streets North of East Ankeny Street.)

In that part of the city lying on the east bank of the Willamette river and north of East Ankeny street the houses on the east side of streets (along Union avenue) shall be numbered as follows:
from to from to
East Ankeny to East Burnside 2 to 16
East Burnside to East Couch 20 to 34
East Couch to East Davis 40 to 54
East Davis to East Everett 60 to 74
East Everett to East Flanders 80 to 94
East Flanders to East Glisan 100 to 114
East Glisan to East Hoyt 120 to 134
East Hoyt to East Irving 140 to 154
East Irving to Oregon 160 to 174
Oregon to Pacific 180 to 194
Pacific to Holladay avenue 200 to 214
Holladay avenue to Hassalo 220 to 234
Hassalo to Multnomah 240 to 254
Multnomah to Wasco 260 to 274
Wasco to Clackamas 280 to 294
Clackamas to Halsey 300 to 314
Halsey to Weidler 320 to 334
Weidler to Broadway 340 to 354
Broadway to Schuyler 360 to 374
Schuyler to Hancock 380 to 394
Hancock to San Rafael 400 to 412
San Rafael to Catherine 416 to 434
Catherine to Eugene 440 to 458
Eugene to East Sacramento 464 to 482
East Sacramento to Brazee 488 to 506
Brazee to Russell 514 to 532
Russell to Knott 538 to 556
Knott to Sellwood 562 to 580
Sellwood to Stanton 582 to 606
Stanton to Morris 612 to 630
Morris to Siskiyou 636 to 654
Siskiyou to Klickitat 660 to 678
Klickitat to Elise 684 to 702
Elise to Constance 708 to 724
Constance to Fremont 730 to 740
Fremont to Beech 746 to 774
Beech to Shaver 780 to 846
Shaver to Mason 852 to 882
Mason to Skidmore 888 to 918
Skidmore to Prescott 924 to 946
Prescott to Going 952 to 972
Going to Wygant 978 to 998
Wygant to Alberta 1004 to 1046
Alberta to Florence 1052 to 1076
Florence to Surman 1082 to 1122
Surman to Brown 1128 to 1134
Brown to Killingsworth avenue 1140 to 1150

(Numbers for West Side Union Avenue Between East Ankeny and East Burnside.)

The number of houses on west side of street (Union avenue) between East Ankeny and East Burnside, shall be numbered from 1 to 15; in all other cases the number of house to be one greater than the number of house on the opposite side of street.

(Numbers for Streets Parallel to Union Avenue.)

On streets parallel to Union avenue the numbering of houses shall be made to conform to the foregoing plan, as nearly as practicable.

(Numbers to be Designated by Addition of Word "North.")

The numbers of houses in the part of the city last described to be designated by the addition of the word "north," as 724 Union avenue, North.

(Houses and Buildings to be Numbered--When.)

Section 3. All houses or buildings now erected shall be numbered as herein provided on or before the first day of June, 1892, and all houses or buildings hereafter erected shall be numbered before being occupied.

(Penalty.)

Section 4. The owner of any house or building required by this ordinance to be numbered, who shall fail, refuse, or neglect to comply with the provisions of this Ordinance, shall, upon conviction before the Police Judge, be subject for a fine of not less than five or more than ten dollars for each days' neglect or refusal.

Passed by the common Council, March 10, 1892.

Approved, March 12, 1892.

from Charter and General Ordinances of the City of Portland, Oregon In Force April 15, 1910. Portland, Oregon: The Council of the City of Portland, Oregon, 1910.