PINE STREET MARKET
Classic Windows: The Pine Street Market opened in the spring of 2016. It is located in downtown Portland in the historic Carriage & Baggage Building. It features nine of Portland’s best chefs and purveyors, in a casual, open layout.
The Carriage & Baggage Building was built in 1886. It was originally used as a livery and horse-drawn carriage storage facility until the early 1900’s. The building was essentially a horse and carriage parking garage. With horse stalls on the second floor and four massive tanks on the roof that provided water to wash the stalls.
Then the automobile replaced the horse-drawn carriage. Then the building was used as storage and retail for Mallory Logging and Contractors Supplies for decades. From 1969 – 1981, the building was home to the original Portland’s Old Spaghetti Factory. And since the early 80’s, housed a string of infamous Portland nightclubs.
The Carriage & Baggage building is listed on the National Register of Historic places. It is one of the few examples of a Portland livery. Honored to be part of Portland’s history, Versatile created the windows, doors, and wood elements of the building’s exterior, keeping the dynamic history aesthetically alive.
Classic Windows: When Duane Sorenson’s flagship restaurant project and a 2012 Bon Appetite Best New Restaurant nominee launched the revitalization of it’s southeast Division street location, they knew who to call. Versatile updated the aluminum storefront with replicated traditional wood divided lite transoms over picture windows, insulated glass and custom entry doors. Versatile’s highly experienced carpenter, Jeff Vasey, hand selected wood with a tight grain pattern. This was to ensure a long lasting product that would withstand the sunny south-facing light exposure.
LOYAL LEGION BUILDING
Classic Windows: The PPAA building was an architectural “unauthorized copy” of the Voysey building in London, England. It was originally commissioned by the International Organization Of Oddfellows (I.O.O.F.). It was named the Orient Lodge #17 at its completion. The Lodge was used as the I.O.O.F. meeting hall through the first half of the 1900’s. Some of the most advanced building techniques of the day were used at its construction. Such as a complete steel reinforced concrete structure which was unheard of on the East side of the river at the time.
The Portland Police Athletic Association bought the building in the fifties. They used the upstairs ballroom for private events. They continued to lease the ground level to different tenants including a print shop, who occupied the space for 50 years. The P.P.A.A. bar adjoining the event space was infamous for its rowdy drunken nights. This was until the 90’s, when the Portland Police cracked down on their own brethren. Maybe that’s why they needed Versatile Wood Products to replace and restore so many of the building’s original features!
Build Partner : JE John Construction