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Heritage Home Tour and other activities at the AHC

Heritage Home Tour


Saturday July 31, 2010 10:00 am - 4:00 pm


Tickets: $50 [AHC Members: $35]


Six fabulous homes on this new tour cover a century of residential construction in Portland and represent a variety of styles and notable architects. The tour will be on Saturday, July 31, 2010 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. Proceeds will benefit the Bosco-Milligan Foundation and its education programs, advocacy efforts, and collection stewardship.


Tickets for this fabulous home tour are $35 for members and $50 for non-members. Tickets and memberships can be purchased on line below, by phoning 503 231-7264, or coming into the Architectural Heritage Center, 701 SE Grand Ave., Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am to 4:30 pm.


Pre-registration is strongly recommended, 503 231-7264 or go online to www.VisitAHC.org.


Sponsored by: Hammer and Hand


The South Park Blocks: The Evolution of a Portland Neighborhood


Saturday July 24, 2010 10:00 am - 11:30 am


Tickets: $18 [AHC Members: $13]


Pioneer Daniel Lownsdale had a visionary plan of a greenway that would extend from Portland's northwest waterfront to the southwest hills. Unfortunately, his dream never came to fruition and Lownsdale's park block property was lost to litigation after his death.


During the past 130 years, property facing the South Park Blocks-the area to the south of Salmon Street-has consistently been used for educational, religious, cultural and residential purposes. Grand mansions and smaller residences later became boarding houses. Some of these houses were removed and were replaced by surface parking lots. In some cases these parking lot properties were later redeveloped into housing. Portland State University (PSU) has grown to cover most of the property south of Market Street. PSU has re-purposed many properties, including the former Shattuck Elementary School and Lincoln High School, as part of its expanding campus.


Local author Don Nelson will discuss the evolution of the South Park Blocks area in this lecture based upon his book-The South Park Blocks: A Neighborhood History.


Pre-registration is strongly recommended, 503 231-7264 or go online to www.VisitAHC.org.


Sponsored by: Hammer and Hand


Artist Exhibits


Cindy Hovind, photographer


Murdock Memorial Classroom


On Exhibit through August 2nd


Will Goodman, painter


Opening Reception Friday, August 6th, 6 pm - 8 pm free and open to the public


Murdock Memorial Classroom


On Exhibit through September 25th




Barbara Pierce


Marketing and PR Manager


Regular Office Hours: Wed 9am-6pm


Architectural Heritage Center


Resources and Inspiration for Historic Preservation


701 SE Grand Ave.


Portland, OR 97214


503.231.7264 x24