Continued appeal on behalf of the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District

Photo by Brian Johnson. In July 2018 the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center took the unusual step of filing an appeal of Portland’s Central City 2035 Plan with the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals (LUBA) to protect New Chinatown/Japantown, one of the most diverse and culturally significant districts [...]

September 11th, 2019|Advocacy News, Blog, Historic Preservation, Local History|

Preservation Legislative Alert

Preservation Legislative Alert UPDATE (April 2, 2019): Your testimony is still needed! Please submit your testimony by Wednesday afternoon, April 3, before the next committee hearing. Address your testimony to Senator Dembrow (committee chair) and to the committee clerk, and email it to: Sen.MichaelDembrow@oregonlegislature.gov senr.exhibits@oregonlegislature.gov Two important legislative bills that [...]

Catherine Mary Galbraith, 1950-2018

Cathy Galbraith at the Architectural Heritage Center, whose careful restoration she led and oversaw from 1994-2005. Photo by Lincoln Barbour, 2009. Catherine Mary Galbraith, 1950-2018 It is with sorrow that we announce the death of Cathy Galbraith, founding director of the Bosco-Milligan Foundation. We are saddened that the [...]

November 30th, 2018|Advocacy News, AHC News|

City housing proposal still being debated

Buckman neigbhorhood. Photo by Brian Johnson City housing proposal still being debated Portland’s city planners have recently delayed a decision on a proposal aimed at increasing density in residential neighborhoods and largely eliminating single-family residential zones throughout most of the city. If approved as proposed, the plan would [...]

City action threatens Chinatown/Japantown Historic District

Widening Burnside and cross intersections SW 5th (City of Portland, A199-004.339)   The Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center has filed an appeal of Portland’s Central City 2035 Plan with the Oregon Land Use Board of Appeals in an effort to protect the city’s New Chinatown/Japantown historic district and to [...]