Lost Portland, Oregon
Lost Portland, Oregon

Lost Portland, Oregon

by Val C. Ballestrem

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As Portland has grown and changed, so has its architectural landscape. Once prominent landmarks have disappeared--the Marquam Building collapsed during 1912 renovations, the massive chamber of commerce building became a parking lot and the Corbett Building became a shopping mall. The city skyline was shaped by architects like Justus F. Krumbein and David L. Williams, only to drastically change in the face of urban renewal and the desire for modernization. Discover the stories behind some of Portland's most iconic buildings, including the Beth Israel Synagogue and the first East Side High School, both lost to fire. Join historian Val C. Ballestrem as he explores the city's architectural heritage from the 1890s to the present, as well as the creative forces behind it.

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ISBN-13: 9781439665930
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 12/03/2018
Series: Lost
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 15 MB
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About the Author

Val C. Ballestrem is a public historian and the education manager for the Bosco-Milligan Foundation's Architectural Heritage Center in Portland, Oregon. A lifelong resident of the Portland area, he has a master's degree in western U.S. history and public history from Portland State University. He currently lives in Milwaukie, Oregon, with his wife and two cats.

Table of Contents

Preface 9

Acknowledgements 11

Chapter 1 1895-1917: Expansion and Collapse 13

Portland Cathedral 14

Central School 16

Industrial Fair Exposition Building 17

Multnomah County Courthouse 18

Marquam Building 20

Portland Library 23

St. Helens Hall 24

Levi White House 26

Taylor Street Methodist Church 28

Chapter 2 1922-1929: The Blazing 1920s 31

Washington High School 32

Charles and Hedwig Smith House 34

Beth Israel Synagogue 36

Henry Failing House 38

Elks Lodge 40

Joseph and Augusta Dolph House 42

Portland High School 43

Masonic Temple 46

Women of Woodcraft Lodge 48

Charles and Sallie Forbes House 50

Chapter 3 1930-1949: Modernizing the City 52

Harrison Street School 53

Portland Chamber of Commerce 54

Washington Building 56

Henry and Emma Corbett House 58

Hibernian Building 59

Stephens School 62

Front Avenue 64

Witch Hazel Building 67

Worcester Block 69

Jacobs Family Houses 72

Hill Military Academy 73

Kamm Block 75

Nahum and Martha King House 77

Chapter 4 1950-1967: Displacement and Destruction 80

Oregonian Tower 81

Richard and Minnie Knapp House 83

Portland Hotel 85

Ainsworth Block 88

McMillen's Addition and Lower Albina 90

Julius and Bertha Loewenberg House 93

Perkins Hotel 95

Forestry Building 97

South Auditorium Urban Renewal Area and Interstate 405 99

Portland Academy 103

Ladd Block 104

Abington Building 107

Chapter 5 1969-2017: Loss in the Age of Preservation 110

Public Market 111

St. Mary's Academy 113

Selling-Hirsch Building 115

St. Vincent's Hospital 117

Jeanne d'Arc 119

Congress Hotel 121

Ahavai Sholom Synagogue 123

Lenox Hotel 125

Corbett and Goodnough Buildings 127

Portland Gas and Coke Company Building 130

Holman Family House 132

Ancient Order of United Workmen Temple 134

Notes 137

Bibliography 143

Index 147

About the Author 159

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