After some construction delays Knott Street Dermatology opened their new main office in the historic building at 301 NE Knott in late August.
The building has been part of the Eliot Neighborhood since 1926. Originally it was Pearson’s Mortuary and later became the Multnomah County Medical Examiners Office. In 2005 the county resolved to sell the property and issued a Request For Proposal. The Knott Street Dermatology proposal was selected based largely on the intended use and historical preservation.
Thanks to the efforts of Dr Hanson and his wife Jennifer, the building is now a National Historic Landmark. Getting that status “was one of the biggest construction delays-but we felt that it was important to both us and the community to get the listing.” said Jennifer Hanson, Practice Manager.
Knott Street Dermatology practices general, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Services include botox, restalyne, laser treatments, sclerotherapy and narrow band UVB light treatment. They strive to schedule appointments so patients can be seen within a few days, instead of a few weeks. To keep up they have recently added a Nurse Practitioner.
“We hope to be a positive addition to the neighborhood and the area in which we also live.” said Jennifer.