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. For more question or to schedule a showing, please call Dave Davis at 503-799-2212 or email him at

There are 6 listings found for Marshall Wells.

RMLS logo #18696156 Listing ID: 18696156

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 433, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 1   Baths: 1.0   710 SF

Loft type condo in the heart of the Pearl. Historic Portland Landmark. Abundance of light, with old growth wood beams, concrete walls & wood ceilings. Contemporary kitchen with custom... More >>

RMLS logo #18694772 Listing ID: 18694772

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 623, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 1   Baths: 1.0   773 SF

Urban Living in the Pearl's Historic Marshall Wells Building! Stylish Loft features high ceilings w/ old growth timber beams, cork floors & double pane wood windows overlooking Courtyard.... 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 #18367320 Listing ID: 18367320

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St NW 406, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 2   Baths: 2.0   1025 SF

This is a great loft located in the most desirable neighborhood and is in a historical building. The unit is 1025 sft with vaulted ceilings and large windows looking east with unobstructed... 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 #18581269 Listing ID: 18581269

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 407, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 1   Baths: 2.0   1479 SF

Beautiful 2 story loft with tons of character! This spacious 1 bedroom + Den unit offers an abundance of flexible space. Gorgeous granite in kitchen blends sleek with industrial. Massive... More >>


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