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Progress on the Thompson Elk Fountain

The Bosco-Milligan Foundation appreciates that the Portland City Council voted May 11 to restore the landmark Thompson Elk Fountain to its original location on SW Main Street. The outpouring of public support for the fountain changed the city’s view about saving this important piece of historic art. Thompson Elk Fountain postcard from 1916. [...]

Progress on the Thompson Elk Fountain2022-05-12T11:50:33-07:00

The Johnnie Walker sign is now part of the AHC collections

In the early days of the automobile boom, service stations specifically geared toward batteries and electrical components were commonplace. Johnnie Walker Inc. operated out of a then new building still standing at NW 9th & Everett, sharing the space with the Willard Storage Battery Co., an early manufacturer of automotive batteries based in Cleveland, Ohio. [...]

The Johnnie Walker sign is now part of the AHC collections2022-04-15T16:00:22-07:00

Touring, Mapping, and Rediscovering the Historic Places of Portland’s Japanese American Community

This is a collaborative project between the AHC and the Japanese American Museum of Oregon. The project was awarded a grant from the Telling the Full History Fund program from the National Trust for Historic Preservation (see a full list a grant awards) and made possible through the National Endowment for the Humanities’ American Rescue [...]

Touring, Mapping, and Rediscovering the Historic Places of Portland’s Japanese American Community2022-04-09T14:43:18-07:00

Thompson Elk Fountain

March 2022 - The Architectural Heritage Center/Bosco-Milligan Foundation is greatly concerned about the destruction of the David P. Thompson Elk Fountain, one of Portland’s most cherished artworks and a city designated landmark. We, like many thousands of Portlanders, want to see the fountain restored to the historic location where it was placed 122 years [...]

Thompson Elk Fountain2022-05-06T09:59:38-07:00

Urban Lives, Old Spaces: A Valentine’s Story

Urban Lives, Old Spaces is a blog series that chronicles the shifting lives of historic spaces and how the built environment connects with contemporary issues in our lives. Featuring a different space in each blog, guest writer Lainie Ettinger looks at the resilience of historic places and the changing role they play in making Portland more [...]

Urban Lives, Old Spaces: A Valentine’s Story2022-02-14T14:52:40-08:00

Historic Resources Code approved

  The Portland City Council approved what is a comprehensive revision to regulations for the city’s historic resources on January 26 (see our earlier blog post Weigh in on the City Code Project). The approval included one important provision intended to discourage long-term neglect by owners of historic buildings hoping to demolish them. The council’s [...]

Historic Resources Code approved2022-01-28T13:22:38-08:00

Urban Lives, Old Spaces: Message from the beyond

Urban Lives, Old Spaces is a blog series that chronicles the shifting lives of historic spaces and how the built environment connects with contemporary issues in our lives. Featuring a different space in each blog, guest writer Lainie Ettinger looks at the resilience of historic places and the changing role they play in making Portland [...]

Urban Lives, Old Spaces: Message from the beyond2022-01-20T09:55:34-08:00

Weigh in on the City code project

Three Portland City Council members have suggested important amendments that would substantially improve proposed city rules for regulating Portland’s designated landmarks and historic districts. You can find out more about this project to update city code for historic resources in our October blog.  From a list of eight proposed amendments, these three amendments are [...]

Weigh in on the City code project2021-12-08T18:34:29-08:00

Researching your House History

Our popular series on how to research the history of a vintage home or building is back. In this series, educator and historian Val Ballestrem takes you through some of the steps necessary to uncover the history of your house or Portland area building, using the latest online sources, local archives, and libraries. The series will [...]

Researching your House History2022-01-06T17:33:52-08:00

Urban Lives, Old Spaces: Powell’s Books

Urban Lives, Old Spaces is a blog series that chronicles the shifting lives of historic spaces and how the built environment connects with contemporary issues in our lives. Featuring a different space in each blog, guest writer Lainie Ettinger looks at the resilience of historic places and the changing role they play in making Portland more [...]

Urban Lives, Old Spaces: Powell’s Books2021-11-20T12:26:46-08:00
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