Historic Multi-Family Housing of Northwest Portland Tour

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Northwest Portland’s Alphabet District is often thought of for its beautiful mansions, when in fact, it has a surprising history as a “rental” district. The Couch family built some of the earliest upscale rental units. In the 1920s, Elmer Feig became well known for his Northwest Portland apartment designs, and a housing crunch during World War II led to the conversion of many classic homes into multi-family units. We hope you’ll join us as we explore this fascinating aspect of one of Portland’s most endearing neighborhoods.

Parking in Northwest Portland can be a challenge. We recommend carpooling, bus, or the Portland Streetcar.

Space is limited. Pre-Registration is Required.

Admission:
$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 courtesy Architectural Heritage Center.

Event Detail

August 31, 2019 10:00 am
August 31, 2019 12:00 pm

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Architectural Heritage Center
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