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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 History2021-11-24T20:27:58-08:00

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

Share your voice on our city’s historic resources

The Historic Resources Code Project (HRCP) proposes changes to the City of Portland’s regulations for identifying, designating, protecting, and reusing historic places. You can read the draft HRCP proposal, released in July 2021, here. The draft will go before the Portland City Council on November 3. Share stories or general ideas The HRCP [...]

Share your voice on our city’s historic resources2021-11-05T13:59:33-07:00

Urban Lives, Old Spaces: Shoetown PDX 

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: Shoetown PDX 2021-11-03T12:28:59-07:00

Urban Lives, Old Spaces: The Martha Washington Hotel(s)

Urban Lives, Old Spaces is a new 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 will look at the resilience of historic places and the changing role they play in [...]

Urban Lives, Old Spaces: The Martha Washington Hotel(s)2021-09-15T14:09:19-07:00

Denyse McGriff is the newly elected President of the Board of Directors

May 13, 2021 - We’re pleased to announce that Denyse McGriff is the newly elected President of the Board of Directors of the Bosco-Milligan Foundation/Architectural Heritage Center. Denyse was appointed to the board in 2007 and has been a long-time supporter who has served on our committees in fundraising, exhibits/collections, and advocacy. Denyse is also [...]

Denyse McGriff is the newly elected President of the Board of Directors2021-05-13T10:43:06-07:00

Moreland is appointed to the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission

March 3, 2021 - We are proud that our board member, Kimberly Moreland, has been appointed to the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission. Kim will make great contributions to this hard-working commission as a preservationist, urban planner, heritage consultant, and steadfast volunteer in the non-profit, public, and private sectors.   Kim has been on the board of the Architectural Heritage Center [...]

Moreland is appointed to the Portland Historic Landmarks Commission2021-03-24T12:27:59-07:00

Tribute to Pauline Miller Bradford

January 13, 2021 - Pauline received a Bachelor of Science in Education from Portland State University in 1970.  She then accepted an offer from Portland Public Schools to teach at Peninsula Elementary School.  She started as a kindergarten teacher.  In 1979, she took a sabbatical and completed her Masters in Education from the University of [...]

Tribute to Pauline Miller Bradford2021-03-03T11:31:31-08:00

South Park Blocks is under consideration for the National Register of Historic Places

January 6, 2021 - After 10 months of detailed research and writing by volunteers and AHC members, a nomination aimed at listing the South Park Blocks on the National Register of Historic Places has achieved its first major milestone. 1950s postcard with an aerial view of the South Park Blocks. AHC Library. The [...]

South Park Blocks is under consideration for the National Register of Historic Places2021-03-03T11:28:34-08:00

Longtime AHC collections curator retires

October 27, 2020 - It's bittersweet that we announce the retirement of our colleague Doug Magedanz from the Architectural Heritage Center this fall. As collections curator for over 13 years at the AHC, Doug has thoughtfully stewarded the unique body of architectural artifacts bequeathed to us by our founders Jerry Bosco and Ben Milligan. Doug [...]

Longtime AHC collections curator retires2021-03-03T11:27:56-08:00
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