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Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon: 1850-1950

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ISBN13: 9780881924336
ISBN10: 0881924334
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The majority of Portland's classic houses are still standing, a rich legacy and essential link to a time of stunning architectural accomplishment. This lavishly illustrated volume features more than 300 residences representing twenty-three distinct architectural styles from Greek Revival, Queen Anne, and Tudor to Bungalow, Prairie, Craftsman, and the uniquely regional Northwest Style.

In a fascinating home tour, the history of the city comes to life as well, with key information about the architects, original owners, and distinguishing features of each structure. These homes are the work of the most talented architects of Portland's first century, and each reflects the careful blending of national and international influences with local trends and tastes. In more than 200 plans and drawings and over 600 photographs both historical and contemporary, Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon, presents both the houses that remain and some vanished glories of the past. All take on a new importance today, as historical treasures and as exemplars of design values and quality that are now so rare. A useful appendix lists the houses by neighborhood for those who wish to explore the riches of Portland's architectural heritage.

Book News Annotation:

A far cry from the "McMansions" springing up these days are houses designed by architects in Portland, Oregon during its first 100 years. Clearly a labor of love, this elegant book (in a horizontal format, 10.5x7.5<">) presents distinguished houses from that time period—some that stand today and some that are gone. Thorough commentary is complemented by illustrations including plans, drawings, and photographs, both historical and contemporary. Hawkins, a Portland resident, is an author and architect with a particular interest in historic preservation and residential design; Willingham is an author and historian who worked for the Army Corps of Engineers in Portland for 15 years.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

The majority of Portland's classic houses are still standing, a rich legacy and essential link to a time of stunning architectural accomplishment. This lavishly illustrated volume features more than 300 residences representing twenty-three distinct architectural styles from Greek Revival, Queen Anne, and Tudor to Bungalow, Prairie, Craftsman, and the uniquely regional Northwest Style.

Synopsis:

Portland's great residential architecture is presented in the context of the history and growth of the city as well as the broader, international architectural trends.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 566-567) and index.

About the Author

Born in Pendleton in eastern Oregon, William F. Willingham, Ph.D., is a historian and author of several books and scholarly articles. For fifteen years he served as historian with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Portland, where he has been involved in cultural resources management and historic preservation.
William J. Hawkins, III, FAIA, is a native of Portland, Oregon, where he has been a practicing architect for over thirty years, with a particular interest in historic preservation and residential design. His earlier book, The Grand Era of Cast-Iron Architecture in Portland, received the Rounce and Coffin Award.

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C David, October 9, 2008 (view all comments by C David)
An outstanding book for people interested in Portland, OR history, in history of western American residential design, and in painting or drawing residential structures. Well written and amply illustrated. Hovels to mansions.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780881924336
Author:
Hawkins, William J.
Author:
Willingham, William F.
Author:
Willingham, William
Author:
Hawkins, III, William
Author:
Hawkins, III, William J.
Author:
William J. Hawkins, III
Publisher:
Timber Press
Location:
Portland, Or. :
Subject:
United states
Subject:
Domestic
Subject:
Architecture
Subject:
United States - State & Local
Subject:
Portland (Or.)
Subject:
Oregon
Subject:
U.S. Architecture - General
Subject:
Architecture, domestic
Subject:
Architecture, modern
Subject:
United States - State & Local - General
Subject:
General Nature
Edition Description:
Hardback - With dust jacket
Publication Date:
19991015
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
591
Dimensions:
7.375 x 10.375 in

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History and Social Science » Pacific Northwest » Architecture
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Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon: 1850-1950
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Product details 591 pages Timber Press (OR) - English 9780881924336 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , The majority of Portland's classic houses are still standing, a rich legacy and essential link to a time of stunning architectural accomplishment. This lavishly illustrated volume features more than 300 residences representing twenty-three distinct architectural styles from Greek Revival, Queen Anne, and Tudor to Bungalow, Prairie, Craftsman, and the uniquely regional Northwest Style.
"Synopsis" by , Portland's great residential architecture is presented in the context of the history and growth of the city as well as the broader, international architectural trends.
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