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Classical Downtown Portland Tour
With an extensive collection of classical and classically-influenced architecture, downtown Portland is also the city’s architectural heart and soul. This tour examines the downtown “temples of commerce,” many of which are clad with beautiful glazed terra cotta, a building material that was at its height of popularity in the early 20th century. Along the way you’ll see the city’s first “skyscraper,” a bank resembling a classical Greek temple, and you’ll learn about the prominent 20th century architects who left an indelible impression on Portland, including A.E. Doyle, the firm of Whidden and Lewis, and the Reid Brothers from San Francisco.
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: U.S. National Bank, Architectural Heritage Center photo.