Greek Revival Style in the Oregon Territory,1839-1859

Saturday, October 13   10:00 am

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Humble as it was, the fledgling Oregon Territory participated in the international and national architectural style of the Greek Revival. The style was part of the continuum of the Renaissance, begun in Italy in the fifteenth century, continued through Europe and Russia, and eventually into the youthful United States.

Join us as William J. Hawkins III, FAIA discusses the basic elements of the Greek Revival style and gives an overview of its migration west. You’ll see numerous images of Greek Revival buildings, including many from the Willamette Valley. Hawkins will also discuss the current restoration plans for the 1845 Ermatinger House in Oregon City, the last structure built by the Hudson Bay Co. before its departure from the area. Hawkins is a long-time BMF/AHC board member and is the co-author of the Classic Houses of Portland, Oregon 1850-1950, a must-have for any fan of Portland architecture.



Architectural Heritage Center Bosco-Milligan Foundation 701 SE Grand Avenue Portland, OR 97214
Members: $10 General Public: $18