On yesterday's blog, Ken Mac asked about a few more details on the Time and Temperature Building on Congress Street. In 1924, it was 12 stories high, when it was built and called the Chapman Building. It was, perhaps, the first indoor mall in the state. I remember during the 50's, stopping by after basketball games and visiting some of the small shops off the center aisle. The hallway went downhill inside, and I thought that was interesting as heck. In 1964, two additional floors were added and the large flashing sign was attached at the top.
Today, most city 'natives' just call it the Time and Temperature Building, and the name(for some reason) has stuck. As you can see, even the owners have incorporated it into the building's name now. If you travel to Portland, you can't miss it. The flashing sign stands above the city.