Preservation News

Portland Landmarks Commission to Present Annual Report

The City of Portland’s Historic Landmarks Commission will present the 2016 “State of Historic Preservation” report to the City Council on Wednesday December 7th at 2 pm. All are invited to the one-hour presentation, which will take place at Portland City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Avenue, to show support for [...]

November 30th, 2016|Events, Historic Preservation|

Residential Infill Plan Concept Report Under Consideration

The Portland City Council is weighing the merits of the proposed Residential Infill Plan. The Architectural Heritage Center submitted the following testimony about achieving density without sacrificing a sense of place. Among other issues, we urge the city to try a model project prior to making sweeping decisions. Here is [...]

November 16th, 2016|Advocacy News, Blog, Infill Development|

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, 2016

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 [...]