PINE STREET MARKET
The Pine Street Market, which opened in the spring of 2016, 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.
Built in 1886, the Carriage & Baggage Building was originally used as a livery and horse-drawn carriage storage facility until the early 1900’s. With horse stalls on the second floor and four massive tanks on the roof that provided water to wash the stalls, the building was essentially a horse and carriage parking garage.
When the automobile replaced the horse-drawn carriage, 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. Since the early 80’s, housed a string of infamous Portland nightclubs.
Listed on the National Register of Historic places, the Carriage & Baggage building 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.
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. To ensure a long lasting product that would withstand the sunny south-facing light exposure, Versatile’s highly experienced carpenter, Jeff Vasey, hand selected wood with a tight grain pattern.
LOYAL LEGION BUILDING
The PPAA building was an architectural “unauthorized copy” of the Voysey building in London, England, 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 and used the upstairs ballroom for private events, continuing 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 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