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Gothic Revival Church Architecture: From Pugin To Portland

September 23, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

$12 - $20

19th century English architect and designer Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin was not only talented and prolific in those endeavors but also a writer. He published several books outlining his architectural principles and ecclesiastical designs and was a leading and vocal proponent of the Gothic Revival style. While he never traveled to the United States, Gothic Revival style church design eventually reached across the Atlantic and moved west. Presenter Kathryn L. Burton will examine several Portland churches designed in this style in relation to Pugin’s principles, in order to better understand how the style was translated across space and time. She’ll also discuss factors that influenced Pugin’s work and some of his most important designs.

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Burton has a Ph.D. in Historic/Cultural Aspects of the Near Environment from Oregon State University. At O.S.U. and West Virginia University she taught design studios and lecture courses. She is currently Site Manager for the Gordon House in Silverton, Oregon, the only Frank Lloyd Wright-designed structure in the state.

This lecture program is held at the Architectural Heritage Center – 701 SE Grand Avenue

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 the Grand Marketplace. 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.

$20.00 General Public
$12.00 AHC Members

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 courtesy AHC.


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