Preservation News

The House of Morris Marks: A Preservation Story

In 1880 when Portland shoe merchant Morris Marks and his wife Annie built a new home at 1134 S.W. 12th Avenue, he probably didn’t imagine the house would ever move. The home was designed by Portland architect Warren Heywood Williams in an Italianate style, of which there are few remaining [...]

Federal Historic Tax Credit Saved

The Architectural Heritage Center, in coalition with preservationists around the nation, worked non-stop to save an important feature of the federal tax code during the recent reform efforts – the 20% Historic Tax Credit (HTC). Under threat of elimination since 2014, the HTC has nonetheless a proven track record since [...]

December 26th, 2017|Advocacy News, AHC News, Blog, Historic Preservation|

Historic Code Improvement Project Roundtables

Your input is needed for the City of Portland’s Historic Code Improvement Project of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS). This important zoning code initiative will shape local heritage conservation for years to come as it investigates potential changes and updates to how the city identifies, designates, and protects [...]

November 30th, 2017|Advocacy News, AHC News, Blog, Events, Historic Preservation|

Lots of Interest in Recent Historic District Panel Program Held at the AHC

On Saturday, November 11, 2017, the Architectural Heritage Center hosted a panel discussion on Local and National Register Historic Districts. The AHC classroom was completely full as each panelist gave a short presentation on the historic district theme, followed by a lively moderated Q & A segment led by Kristen [...]

November 13th, 2017|Blog, Historic Preservation|

AHC Continues to Weigh in on Central City 2035

Yesterday, September 7, members of the AHC Advocacy Committee provided oral and written testimony to the Portland City Council on Central City 2035. The AHC has been following the development of CC2035 since its beginnings and we have actively weighed in on previous draft versions of the plan. Yesterday was an opportunity to provide our support for reasonable height considerations in [...]

September 8th, 2017|Blog|