Posted by: wadahp | January 6, 2011

ARCHITECTURAL HERITAGE CENTER ANNOUNCES EVENTS FOR JANUARY

“Craftsman Style and the Big Boom: Building Portland’s Classic Arts and Crafts Neighborhoods in the Early 20th Century”
Saturday, January 22, 2011    10:00 am – 11:30 am

Tickets: $18 (AHC members $13)

Portland’s population and wealth exploded in the years immediately after the Lewis and Clark Exposition of 1905, and style-conscious citizens turned to local architects to bring “modern” ideas to life in the new streetcar neighborhoods sprawling out from downtown. Some, like Emil Schacht and Joseph Jacobberger, quickly turned from their established Portland Victorian roots to Craftsman and Arts and Crafts styles. But they were quickly joined by newcomers familiar with eastern architectural trends, like Ellis Lawrence from Boston, Alfred Faber from Philadelphia, and John Bennes from Chicago. Architectural historian Jim Heuer will share results of extensive research he and his partner Robert Mercer have developed on these and other talented designers of the period and the influences that shaped their residential architecture in the boom years from 1904 to 1914. The results of these creative architects’ work can be seen in the rich trove of surviving Arts and Crafts era homes in the neighborhoods of Irvington, Piedmont, Willamette Heights, Laurelhurst, and Ladd’s Addition.

Jim Heuer is a member of the Bosco-Milligan Foundation Board of Directors and also serves on the AHC Education Committee. He has led several past AHC programs on architects working in Portland during the early 20th century.

Pre-registration is strongly suggested – visit us online at http://www.VisitAHC.org or call 503-231-7264.

Sponsored by: WILLCO Construction

 

“Aging In Place” – You & Your House are Getting Older!”

Saturday Janurary 29, 2011    10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Tickets:  $18 (AHC Members: $13)

We all love our vintage homes and their charming features such as porches, stair step approaches, multiple stories, and staircases to the upper floors and basements. But as our houses age, so do we… think of your house and you as “appreciating in value.” As anyone who has had a mobility-limiting accident, such as a broken leg knows, however, we quickly find how challenging it is to navigate into and around our houses.

As we get older and deal with mobility limitations, sometimes we think we need to move from our wonderful vintage houses, and that’s not necessarily the case. “Aging in place” is a growing field of house modifications that can be made to let us comfortably remain in our houses. The focus of our program is to learn about what modifications are available, and how we might plan them without damaging the historic features of our houses. There are good options – including ramps, stair transport systems, bathroom and kitchen improvements, and more.

Two presenters, Karen Richmond and Barbara Murphy, who are Certified Aging in Place Specialists with the Neil Kelly Company, will cover lots of options available and highlight some case projects they have completed that maintain architectural character. Their projects include bathroom access in a 1920s Sellwood English Cottage, and access into and around a 1929 Colonial Revival. Don’t be afraid of your staircase – now is the time to plan ahead, and be sure our houses move forward into the future with us.

Pre-registration is strongly suggested – visit us online at http://www.VisitAHC.org or call 503-231-7264.

This program is assisted by a Partners in the Field challenge grant from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, with support from the Oregon Cultural Trust and Multnomah County Cultural Coalition.

 

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