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Portland’s Historic Sacred Spaces (lecture)

January 26, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Portland's Historic Sacred Spaces

Portland’s first house of worship was built in 1850 – five years after the city’s founding. Since that time many of the city’s most important architects and artisans have contributed to our rich assortment of sacred spaces, serving a variety of faiths from around the world.

AHC education committee member, tour docent, and presenter John Doyle discusses the architectural styles, interiors, and decorative arts of Portland’s sacred spaces from the city’s founding to the present. Along the way you’ll learn how architects, such as Warren Williams, Joseph Jacobberger, and Pietro Belluschi made significant contributions to this legacy. And of course, no program about Portland’s sacred spaces would be complete without including the Povey Brothers Studio and their famous stained glass windows.

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


Seating is Limited. Pre-Registration is Highly Recommended.

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 Urbanite. 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.


Image: Postcard of old St. Francis Cathedral, Architectural Heritage Center Library.


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