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 #18599869 Listing ID: 18599869

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 433, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 1   Baths: 1.0   731 SF

Historic former warehouse. Loft type condominium in the heart of the Pearl. Lots of light, old growth wood beams, concrete walls & wood slat ceilings. Open floorplan faces exterior center... More >>

RMLS logo #17187779 Listing ID: 17187779

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 630, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 1   Baths: 1.0   754 SF

Famed Chicago Architect, Daniel Burnham designed the industrial warehouse in 1910 & it still retains character via 10-12' exposed wood ceilings & douglas fir beams. This quiet, secure loft... More >>

RMLS logo #17640463 Listing ID: 17640463

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 518, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 1   Baths: 1.0   736 SF

Historic genuine loft w/unique built-ins including off-ground full bed w/attached closet, shelves & drawers. Exposed wood ceilings, old growth fir beams, cork floors & flexible floorplan!... More >>

RMLS logo #18668619 Listing ID: 18668619

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 301, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 1   Baths: 1.0   854 SF

OPEN 1/20, 1:00-3:00. Beautiful loft-style condo in a fantastic location. Within 1 block you can find restaurants, bars, a gym & a grocery store. Also just blocks from the heart of The... More >>

RMLS logo #18032589 Listing ID: 18032589

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 605, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 2   Baths: 2.0   1222 SF

Great east views. Lots of light. No freeway noise! Floor plan is unaltered from original. Designed to be a two bedroom unit. You can build the walls or not! Wide wall of windows. Cork... More >>

RMLS logo #18074562 Listing ID: 18074562

Marshall Wells

1420 NW Lovejoy St 402, Portland, OR 97209
Beds: 1   Baths: 2.0   1421 SF

Open 1/7 1-3pm. Loft in the heart of the dynamic Pearl District. Industrial feel w/soaring wood ceilings, beams & posts + exposed ducts. Large Pella wood windows w/Fremont bridge views.... More >>


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