Beginning in the 1890s, the area downtown between Southwest Broadway and Ninth Avenue, underwent a dramatic change from a residential neighborhood on the edge of town to a bustling commercial and cultural district. This Broadway and Mid-Town Tour takes a look at what are today, some of the most well recognized and architecturally significant buildings in the city. You’ll see the work of some of the premier Portland architects of the early 20th century, including A. E. Doyle, John V. Bennes, and Morris Whitehouse, while also hearing stories about the city’s first public library and one-time park blocks that were lost to development.
Space is Limited. Pre-Registration is Required.
$20.00 – General Public
$12.00 – AHC Members
About the Architectural Heritage Center
The Architectural Heritage Center’s mission is to “inspire people to conserve the art, craft, and context of historic buildings and places to promote our cultural heritage as a vital element of livable, sustainable, communities.” We seek to preserve the historic character and livability of our built environment, and to promote sustainability through the re-use of period homes and buildings.
Owned and operated by the non-profit Bosco-Milligan Foundation, we empower people in the Portland region to preserve both landmark buildings and the regular “vernacular” vintage homes and storefronts that collectively define our neighborhoods, traditional downtowns, culture, history, and quality of life.
Cover image: Benson Hotel detail. Photo by Beverly Stafford.