Taylor Building

Register/Inventory: 
Local
Address: 
108 S Main St
Lot: 
12
Block: 
2
Addition: 
Original Town of Pendleton
Plat: 
2N 32 10AA
Tax Lot: 
4000
Page: 
49
Date Constructed: 
1908
Original Owner: 
Thomas C. Taylor
Original Use/Function: 
Commercial
Present Use: 
Vacant
Area of significance/study theme: 
Architectural Style
Architectural style: 
Italianate
Plan type/shape: 
Rectangular 50' x 100'
Roof Form & Materials: 
Flat/Membrane roof
Wall Construction: 
Brick
Primary window type: 
One-Over-One, Double-Hung
Primary exterior surfacing materials: 
Brick & stone
Outstanding decorative features: 
Projecting stone and corbeled brick cornice, stone caps on parapet walls and pilaster tops, stone lintels over windows
Number of stories: 
2
Condition in 1985: 
Fair
Exterior alterations/additions (dated): 
First story Main Street facade considerably remodeled for use as a theater
Statement of significance: 
This building represents a transition between the high Italianate and the later, more modest Italianate style which followed. The corbeling is rather elaborate and suggestive of brackets which visually support the narrow stone cornice above. This building does not have the arched windows typical of the high style, but the stone trim which has been used generously, is reminiscent of the decorative surfaces found in the high style. Thomas C. Taylor for whom the building is named was proprietor of the Taylor and Brock Hardware Store prominent in the early 1900's and Mayor of Pendleton from 1894 to 1895.