Project to protect African-American historic resources moves forward

Photo by Intisar Abioto. We’re excited to share an important update on a project that will help honor and protect the culturally significant yet vulnerable structures of Portland’s African-American community from demolition. A draft of the National Register of Historic Places Multiple Property Documentation (MPD) form for African-American [...]

AHC Advocacy Affects Portland Multi-Dwelling Zoning Changes

Town Club in the King's Hill Historic District. Photo by Brian J. Johnson Efforts by the AHC advocacy committee and other historic preservation advocates have resulted in additional protections for historic resources in Portland’s multi-dwelling zones. Following almost two years of development, the Portland City Council adopted the [...]

December 17th, 2019|Advocacy News, Blog, Historic Preservation, Local History|

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|