Gilliland, Lewis T. (Portland)

Lewis T. Gilliland  (Portland)


Directory Listings

1904 PCD pg. 415 “Gilliland, Lewis T, Mngr Union Laundry Co, res 374 Williams av”

News Items

1898: account of exhibition by Oregon Camera Club, list of prints”…By L. F (sic) Gilliland, bits of interior and ‘scapes…”, “Sun Used by Artists”, Sunday Oregonian, 9 October 1898 pg. 15


Oregon Camera Club, Sixth Annual Print Exhibition, October 29 to November 3 1900, Portland; np nd, unpaginated, “List of Members…Gilliland, L. T. …”, List of Prints by L. T. Gilliland at this exhibition:

64             Columbia River

65             Where Rolls the Oregon

66             The “Chicago-Portland Special”

67             The “North Coast Limited”


Account of the Gilliland House, preserved in Portland and revered as a architectural landmark. This biography of Lewis T. Gilliland was written by  Ann Sullivan; “The original owner, Lewis T. Gilliland, was born in Thortown, Ind., in 1865 and arrived in Oregon in 1889.
His name appears in Portland city directories in 1892. He worked for the Albina Saw Mill Co. and by 1897 was manager of the Union Laundry Co. on Randolph Street. He remained with Union and became president and part owner before he moved to Los Angeles in 1920 because of poor health. He and his wife, Harriet, had one child, John Gilliland. He was an active civic booster in Portland, secretary of the Interstate Laundryman’s Association, a member of the Chamber of Commerce and a member of the original Rose Festival Committee, as reported in The Oregonian Dec. 1, 1929.
Gilliland died in Los Angeles in 1929 at the age of 64. The Union Laundry Co. was purchased by Percy S. Allyn, owner of the Troy and Crystal Laundries, on July 26, 1926.” Oregonian, November 28, 1988, sec. 4, pg. 5