Preservation News

The President’s Column: A New Era for the Architectural Heritage Center

by Fred Leeson The long-awaited new era at the Bosco-Milligan Foundation and the Architectural Heritage Center is finally underway, and I am deeply pleased to report that the early signs are all positive. I say “finally” underway because it feels like 10 years between Cathy Galbraith’s retirement in January and the [...]

September 19th, 2016|Blog|

A. W. Ocobock and the Erasure of Portland’s Past

Home of Augustus and Amelia Ocobock located at 5128 NE Rodney. Architect: Charles W. Ertz. Image Source: Gary Smith We recently found out that the A. W. Ocobock house at 5128 NE Rodney will be demolished and likely replaced by multiple housing units. Built in 1913, the house was [...]

May 17th, 2016|Blog, Historic Preservation, Local History|

Draft Central City 2035 Plan Discussion at the AHC – April 12th

On April 12th at 6:30 PM, the Architectural Heritage Center (701 SE Grand Avenue) will be hosting an information session on the draft Central City 2035 Plan. Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability staff will provide an overview of the draft Central City 2035 Plan, which will provide a new [...]

Place, Emotion, History — The National Register Turns 50

by Holly Chamberlain, Managing Director No matter our age or where we live...we all have personal and public landmarks. The visceral jolt of recognition when I stepped into my Kentucky grandmother's kitchen after a many-year absence and the Warm Morning coal heater, oilcloth-covered table, and metal-lined hopper drawer filled with flour (biscuits!) were [...]

March 30th, 2016|Historic Preservation|

AHC Comments on Portland’s Proposed Demolition Tax

President Fred Leeson will be testifying about the Architectural Heritage Center's support of the Demolition Tax being considered at the Portland City Council meeting on Wednesday, November 25, at 9:45 AM. We have also submitted written testimony, which is found below. Dear Mayor Hales and Council Members: The Architectural Heritage [...]

November 24th, 2015|Historic Preservation|