Simon Benson House

Building Code 
1803 SW Park Avenue, Portland, Oregon 97201-3220
Year Built 

The Simon Benson House is a Queen Anne style residence, built by lumber baron Simon Benson in 1901. Over time the home fell into disrepair and was condemned by the City of Portland in 1991. With financial support from more than 1,000 individuals and businesses, and spearheaded by the Friends of Simon Benson House, the house was moved from its original location on the corner of SW 11th and Clay to SW Park and Montgomery on PSU campus on January 16, 2000. Renovation of the house took nearly a year, with P & C Construction supervising and some 30 subcontractors participating. SERA Architects of Portland donated their services for the renovation project.

Simon Benson House now sits west across the Park Blocks from Smith Center and shares a block with two PSU residence halls, Montgomery Court and the Blackstone. The first floor of the Simon Benson House is used for University and Community functions. PSU's Office of Alumni Relations is located on the second floor.

Building Occupants
Alumni Relations 

Historical Photos
Simon Benson House from the University Digital Gallery

Additional Resources

All Gender Restrooms: Three single-occupancy restrooms located in the following locations: Room 102; Room 104; and Room 203.

Square Footage
Gross Square Footage: 4,209
Net Assignable Square Footage: 1,860

ADA Accessibility