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 June 2021, here. The draft will go before the Portland City Council on November 3. Barber Block. Photo by Brian Johnson. Please [...]

Share your voice on our city’s historic resources2021-10-14T13:55:09-07:00

Urban Lives, Old Spaces: Shoetown PDX 

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 making [...]

Urban Lives, Old Spaces: Shoetown PDX 2021-09-15T14:08:16-07:00

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

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

Weigh in on city plan that impacts Portland’s historic resources

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 [...]

Weigh in on city plan that impacts Portland’s historic resources2020-10-30T09:43:06-07:00

Bringing their histories like gifts to the table

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 [...]

Bringing their histories like gifts to the table2020-09-30T12:03:34-07:00

Candidates discuss issues related to our city’s built environment

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 [...]

Candidates discuss issues related to our city’s built environment2020-10-22T10:31:24-07:00
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