Tour Day 2019: Well Behaved Women Seldom Make History

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TOUR DAY 2019: Diversity walking tour led by Janice Dilg, HistoryBuilt Historical Consulting

TOUR DAY 2019 is dedicated to celebrating diversity within the body of modernism. However, upon further inspection, it became clear our modern resources in the central city weren’t built and designed on the whole by a diverse group of persons. Yes there are some exceptions to the previous statement, but we decided to take a slight detour from our modern era.

This year we are going back in time with a diversity walking tour located in the heart of downtown Portland that highlights women, and associated sites, which predate the modern era. Since the general area of the downtown walking tour is also rich with modern era resources, attendees will be given a visual communication document that situates the women and sites of our diversity walking tour in juxtaposition to the modern era resources.

Our diversity walking tour is led by Janice Dilg, HistoryBuilt Historical Consulting.

Janice Dilg holds an MA in history from Portland State University and is the principal of HistoryBuilt, a historical consulting firm. She works with public agencies, non-profits, and historical organizations on a variety of public history programs, events, and products. Jan curated the core exhibit Discrimination and Resistance, An Oregon Primer, for the Oregon Jewish Museum and Center for Holocaust Education. She is the Oregon coordinator for the National Votes for Women Trail, an online resource for the 2020 centennial commemoration of the 19th Amendment that extended voting rights to women. Jan strives to create a more inclusive history for Oregon and the Pacific Northwest through her work.


We will kick-off the tour by meeting outside of our first stop – City Hall in downtown Portland. The tour will conclude at the corner of SW Sixth Avenue & Yamhill.

10:00am – 10:30am // Check-in
10:30am – 12:00pm // Diversity Walking Tour

Featured Women and Associated Sites

  • Portland City Hall-1220 SW 5th Ave // Dr. Esther Pohl Lovejoy
    Caroline Gleason/Sister Miriam Theresa
  • First Congregational Church-1126 SW Park Ave // Abigail Scott Duniway & Susan B. Anthony
  • Multnomah County Library-801 SW 10th Ave // Mary Francis Isom
  • 1023 SW Yamhill St // Louise-Bryant
  • 939 SW Morrison St // Olds, Wortman and King (Galleria)
  • Medical Building 550 SW Park Ave // Dr. Marie Equi
  • Bullier Building 426 SW Washington // Beatrice Morrow Cannady
  • Pioneer Courthouse 700 SW Sixth Ave // Harriet “Hattie” Redmond & Marie Equi
  • Comfort Station, corner of SW Sixth Ave & Yamhill // Katherine Gray

About DoCoMoMo Oregon

Docomomo: documentation and conservation of buildings, sites and neighborhoods of the modern movement.

Docomomo US/ Oregon is a non-profit dedicated to promoting the interest, education, and advocacy of the architecture, art, landscape, and urban design of the Modern Movement. We offer interactive programs including, walking-tours of our states modern movement buildings, sites, and neighborhoods, as well as educational lectures led by nationally recognized architectural historians, architects, and preservationists.

Docomomo is an international organization founded in 1988, with over 2,000 active members. We are the statewide regional chapter of Docomomo US, itself a chapter of Docomomo International.

Cover image courtesy DoCoMoMo Oregon.


Event Detail

October 12, 2019 10:00 am
October 12, 2019 12:00 pm


DoCoMoMo Oregon