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Vocabulary Of Architecture

January 27, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm | $8 – $12
Vocabulary Of Architecture

Do you find yourself describing the elements of buildings in terms of thing-a-ma-jigs and what-cha-ma-call-its?

Join us as John Doyle, member of the AHC Education Committee and walking tour docent, helps demystify the vocabulary of architecture as it relates to buildings commonly found around the Portland area.

This updated program is ideal for anyone interested in architecture. After this session you’ll be able to impress your friends, family, co-workers, and contractors with your new-found knowledge of architectural terms such as gambrel, oculus, lintel, corbel, and quoin. From pilaster to pediment, there’s sure to be a little something for the architectural nerd in all of us!

$8.00 AHC Member Price
$12.00 General Public Price

Sponsored by:
Kraft Custom Construction


Seating is Limited. Pre-Registration is Highly Recommended.

Parking is on-street (free on Saturdays) or in the parking lot on the west side of Grand Avenue between SE Yamhill and Belmont Streets – just to the north of Urbanite. Do not use the lot where Dutch Bros. Coffee is located.  Thank you to Bolliger and Sons Insurance for sharing their lot with us for our evening and Saturday education programs.


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 is courtesy of the Architectural Heritage Center.


Architectural Heritage Center
701 SE Grand Avenue
Portland, OR 97214 United States
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