Lost Portland Oregon: Portland's Architectural Past
Please join us in the Library for a presentation on Portland's architectural past from Val Ballestrem, Education Manager at Portland's Architectural Heritage Center! The presentation is based on his book: Lost Portland Oregon.
Val Ballestrem's book:
Since the City of Portland consolidated with Albina and East Portland in 1891, countless buildings, streetscapes, and even entire neighborhoods have been lost. Historian and Architectural Heritage Center Education Manager Val Ballestrem takes a look at some of the lost icons as well as the not-so-well-known buildings and places that were once an important part of the city. With excerpts from his book Lost Portland, Oregon (History Press, 2018) along with a few outtakes, Val will share stories of what he feels were significant losses for the city, all while recognizing that sometimes change is for the better and sometimes it is not.
The Learning Group is based on the Learning & Technology Group hosted by Art Henderson and Mark Matson for many years at the LO Adult Community Center. Questions may be directed to Todd Feinman at 503-675-2535