Eino E. Isaacson
Architect EIno E. “Ike” Isaacson was born in Carbanado, WA on Jan 22, 1908. He grew up in Astoria’s Astor Court neighborhood. He graduated from Astoria High School in 1926 and then went on to earn his architecture degree from University of Oregon. In 1931, Ike was listed as a draftsman for John E. Wicks, Architect in the city directory. In 1937, he married Hanna Dreyer, who had grown up in Uppertown Astoria. The Isaacsons built a home on W. Irving and raised three children.
In 1940, Isaacson went into private practice as an architect and engineer after having worked for the Oregon State Highway Department, Bonneville Power Administration and on several Columbia River dam and jetty projects. In 1947, Ike purchased the Seaside Hotel with his business partner Bob Williamson.
Most Isaacson buildings were designed for light industry or auto sales and most had an Arte Moderne flair or Modern Streamline style. Astoria buildings he designed include; Nash Motors (now Astoria Senior Center), Blitz-Weinhard (Columbia Produce), Astoria Bottling Works (Transit Station), Maki Building, (Vintage Hardware), the Moose Lodge facade, Astor School Gym addition, and Rambeau Motors (L.C. Bowl). Warrenton buildings include Warrenton High School and the U.S. Bank (now Warrenton Community Library).
During the period of 1961 to 1966, Ike was engineer for Clatsop County, Clatsop County Surveyor and City Engineer for Seaside. He moved to Portland in 1966 and worked for the Port of Portland until his retirement in 1973. Eino E. Isaacson died in 1974.