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 [...]
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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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Updated October 28 - The deadline to submit written testimony on the Proposed Draft amendments of the Historic Resources Code Project has been extended to November 10, 12:30pm, so you still have the opportunity to weigh in on a city plan that impacts Portland’s historic resources. You can access a sample template for writing your [...]
June 17, 2020 - One of the most significant collections of architectural artifacts in the western United States is now under one roof. Frieze panels from the AHC collections were donated to Portland Public Schools to be installed in the renovated Lincoln High School. AHC's collection consists of thousands of building pieces salvaged [...]
June 4, 2020 - "When people feel left out of history, by design - when their achievements are ignored and left out - they will create enclaves of their own, both healthy and unhealthy, for self affirmation. But when all are involved, they will bring their histories as gifts to the table." -Dr. Kenneth Smith [...]
Updated October 20 - In the final candidate forum in this election cycle, the AHC asked candidates for mayor and commissioner to weigh in on equity, livability, and emergency preparedness issues as they relate to the city's built environment. Read their ideas. Updated July 30 - The AHC asked Dan Ryan and Loretta Smith, the two candidates running [...]
UPDATED February 29, 2020 - The State Advisory Committee on Historic Preservation voted unanimously on February 28 to forward the MPD to the Keeper of the National Register of Historic Places for final approval and listing. UPDATED January 28, 2020 - The Portland Historic Landmarks Commission reviewed the MPD at its meeting on January 27 [...]