By chance while doing research on another property, I stumbled upon an article providing some interested history about the Minnesota Hotel — a property we renovated and manage at 322 NW 5th Ave. Dating to 1910, the article describes the leasing of the Minnesota Hotel building by the M. Hachiya Company: As a possible nucleus […]
As we prepare to start rehabilitation work on our Belmont Building now seemed as appropriate a time as ever to become a little more familiar with the history of this Central Eastside property.
One thing’s for certain, if you ask a Preservation Program student “What did you do this summer?” you’re sure to get an interesting answer.
On September 30th the HPLO will host their annual State of Preservation in Oregon forum right here in the White Stag Block.
The restoration of the Hung Far Low sign is good news for the architecture and ethnic heritage of the New Chinatown/Japantown Historic District.
As the “last and best” design by Lee Gray Holden, Fire Station No. 7 is said to have been the pride of his career.
OF WILLIAM SARGENT Ladd’s namesake Portland buildings, only his Carriage House remains, now rehabilitated to an aesthetic state not seen since the Ladd family owned the building. In 1927, the Oregonian wrote, “the city’s restless hands are forever reaching out, removing, building, rearranging, to make room, more and more, for its growing activities.” While urban growth brought the demolition of the Ladd House in 1927, the “removing, building, and rearranging” of 2007 allowed for the preservation of the Ladd Carriage House.
It takes a lot of vision to see the potential in a space like this, but it has all the makings of a stunning adaptive reuse.
We’re excited about modernizing these unique spaces, while keeping all of the historic character and charm intact.
Behind the layers of paint and pegboard, there is a ton of historic character that is just waiting to shine.