Category Archive: Historic

Portland By Streetcar

Posted on: February 8th, 2013.
Categories: Historic

This month, the Portland Architectural Heritage Center is focussing on our city's past and present relationship with the streeetcar. You wouldn't necessarily know it, but Portland was once crisscrossed by dozens of streetcar lines. In the early ...

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Hawthorne House is Given a New Home

Posted on: December 6th, 2012.
Categories: Green BuildingHistoric

  It has been said that the greenest building is the one that is already there. That is sort of the case with the 107-year-old Montgomery House. The Hawthorne Boulevard house was given a new “there” on Madison Street this week. First slated ...

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The Home of Tomorrow

Posted on: October 15th, 2012.
Categories: Historic

Last Saturday I had the pleasure of participating in the 2012 “DESIGN MATTERS: A Tour of Exceptional Portland Homes.” Per the AIA Portland website: “The homes tour provides a rare opportunity to glimpse inside seven extraordinary Portland ...

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A Yellow Beacon Shines in Portland

Posted on: August 6th, 2012.
Categories: Historic

I recently attended the Architectural Heritage Center's third annual Heritage Home Tour. A particularly noteworthy stop was a familiar Portland landmark: the Poulsen House. How many times have you driven over the Ross Island Bridge and ...

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A Piece of Plumbing History in Portland

Posted on: June 14th, 2012.
Categories: Mac-Bo NewsHistoric

One of the projects Mac-Bo has been working on recently is the renovation of a 1907 built home in Portland. Part of our work is to restore one of the bathrooms to period condition and towards that end we will be reinstalling what is known as ...

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Frank Lloyd Wright in Rochester NY

Posted on: May 11th, 2012.
Categories: Historic

http://www.democratandchronicle.com/videonetwork/1628563349001/Wright-revival ...

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The Architectural Heritage Center: One of Portland’s Treasures

Posted on: January 11th, 2012.
Categories: Historic

  A link that we put on our web page some time ago is for the Architectural Heritage Center. For those of you who are unfamiliar the work of the AHC, allow me to say that it is one of Portland's treasures. In their own words, the ...

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A Visit to the Historic John Mock House

Posted on: September 14th, 2011.
Categories: Mac-Bo NewsHistoric

Yesterday evening, Kirk and I (Andrew) joined two friends for a pre-restoration tour of the John Mock House. Located prominently on Willamette Boulevard, this house is hard to miss for the thousands of travelers making their way in and out ...

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A Rare Visit to Pietro Bellushci’s Burkes House

Posted on: August 3rd, 2011.
Categories: Historic

Located at the end of a dead end lane in Portland's West Hills sits an extraordinary example of Mid-Century Modernist archtecture. Designed by Italian emigre and MIT School of Architecture Dean Pietro Belluschi, the Burkes House was built for a ...

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Frank Lloyd Wright in Oregon

Posted on: May 19th, 2011.
Categories: Historic

A while ago I went to the Oregon Gardens to visit the only Frank Lloyd Wright designed home in the state of Oregon: the Gordon House. Located in Silverton, inside the Oregon Gardens, the Gordon House found refuge here in 2002 after being moved ...

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Kirk and Andrew on the Kitchen Revival Tour

Posted on: April 27th, 2011.
Categories: Historic

Two weeks ago, Kirk and I (Andrew) went on the Architectural Heritage Center’s Kitchen Revival Tour, a tour of kitchens in historic homes around Portland. Far and above, our favorite kitchen was in the home of Marti and Robert Brom. This 1949 ...

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